another unreleased one, from a local contest last year. i like local comps cause when there’s no money or points on the line everyone relaxes a little and it’s fun to hang out with your friends and surf like 4 heats in one day and then go get beers after.and here’s mini winning the boogieboard division of the same contest a few years ago.
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if you’re in california and can come i think you should and i would be stoked if you did. it will be a fun night. doors open at 7, giveaway is first, then LOADED, then peaking lights, then wolf eyes.

get stoked

get psyched

get freaked out

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some new archival stuff, this time unreleased. alex kopps and i were doing stand up boogieboarding at emma wood one flat day when he got the idea to shape a boogieboard specifically meant for standup riding. and that’s what we did. we went into channel islands at 3:00 pm on a friday afternoon and were done by 5 with a stand up boogieboard called the skin flute. pretty silly, but actually kinda fun to ride. ‘whatever…’ series are by alex kopps and the last video is by mini. i’m pretty sure this was february 2010 when i made this… then randomly, a few months later, i think it was hobie that came out with a board model that was exactly the same!
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if you haven’t heard yet i’ll be giving away my 1990 Volvo on February 1st at the majestic Ventura Theatre. All you have to do is post a pic of your ID photo on instagram and hash tag #gimmedatcardane. the criteria is ‘so surf it hurts’ wetsuit tans, sunscreen, sunburn… but in the end i just want to hook up a stoked kid, so ‘so teenage it hurts’ is part of the criteria too. there’s second and third place prizes as well. oh yeah, and i’m premiering my new surf video Loaded as well. heres some of my favorite entries so far -

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archival re-release #3. Get psyched.

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archival re-release #2.  this one’s from 2009. you can tell we didn’t know anything about color correction back then! not that we’re masters at it now or anything. in fact i’m going to hire someone to color grade loaded cause i’m shit at it. anyway, this was a fun session. one of those beautiful california afternoons with light winds and a little swell.

throw back errr… saturday? in anticipation of Loaded, coming at the end of this month, i’ll be posting some archival marine layer videos. this one’s from 2010 i believe, riding a 5’4″ borrowed from Yadin Nicol. you can tell i start to like it more throughout the session. i believe that board went on to be a prototype for the early weirdo rippers, but it didn’t really ride like one, it rode way more flat and glidey and wonky, like a fishcuit or something. oh yeah, and that’s legendary skateboarder Natas Kaupas at the beginning, back when he worked for quiksilver, we were having a very important meeting, surely, about sticker placement and stuff…

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Loaded started shortly after i finished Slow Dance and i wanted to do a video documenting the premiere tour, but i was also doing a little video piece with taylor knox, and i had the idea of cramming it all together without context and calling it ‘Loaded.’ then it gathered steam and i wanted to keep filming for it and here we are in january 2014 and it’s all coming together and neither of those things are even barely showcased but it has turned into something bigger, and ummm… it’s premiering JAN 31st in L.A. (location TBD) and i’m giving away my trusty old volvo. Details coming soon. check out the trailer. yep. -Dane

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entering ACTIVE phase MLP 2014

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arc was one of my favorite surf videos when i was a kid. i’d watch it and then go surf and try to imitate the lines taylor took or his stance or his maneuvers or, ideally, if it all came together all of those things at once. i also psycked on dan malloy and taj burrow and i’d watch taylor steele videos religiously, but that’s not important right now… i’m getting off track.

last year i slipped up and told the guys at surfing magazine that power surfing was irrelevant. what i really meant was that the classification or labeling was irrelevant, not the act of it, but that got them excited to get taylor knox and i together for an article in the magazine. cabo was decided as the ideal location and off we went. in arc it looks like bathtub warm water and gentle, crumbly rights. but when we got there it was cold water, devil chop, shitty, dumpy rights. i intended on filming for a bigger project, to be released later this year, but the quality wasn’t there.

check out surfing magazine next month for the article on power surfing, it should be cool. taylor dropped some serious surf philosophy, and we did another trip for it where we got better waves.

tracklist – yo la tengo – isolation tank

the jon spencer blues explosion – get old

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