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Watch: Dane Reynolds Digs Into Back Pocket, Finds Stellar Unseen Clips

Five minutes of 2014 Ventura getting pulverized.

cinema // Jan 10, 2024
Words by August Howell
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Things were different in 2014

Gabriel Medina won his (and Brazil’s) first world title. Mick Fanning had yet to be attacked by a great white shark on a WSL broadcast. Dane Reynolds was still on Quiksilver and tearing the shit out of every hapless peak in his way while setting the internet aflame. 

Now, Dane has released a bite-sized raw time capsule of unseen footage from that rose-tinted decade, and we couldn’t help but take a peek. It’s Dane as sharp and as on rail as I can remember, a hark back to his Marine Layer Production days. I know I wasn’t the only one who had those videos bookmarked. 

“I grew up watching Marine Layer Productions as a kid,” Rolo Montes said while pondering his 2023 Stab Surfer of the Year picks. “That’s what really got me into surfing. I still go back and watch his old videos to get psyched before a surf.” 

If you’re like Rolo, this will have you reaching for your wax. The only thing missing is an underground indie/rock soundtrack. Sit back and take a five-minute whiff of nostalgia as Dane unleashes a barrage of backside blowtails and crease-inducing cutbacks on Ventura’s wonky wedges.

The clips may be a decade old, but they haven’t aged a day. 


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