MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Mick Fanning Posts Equal 3rd at Billabong Pro RioRead more...
After nearly 10 down days in a row, the Billabong Rio Pro has wrapped. With tons of Brazilians flying everywhere, Mick Fanning and Ace Buchan still managed to crush their way through a few heats and pull in some solid results. Mick, who now sits in third overall, made his way to the Semi-Finals before taking a loss to eventual winner, Jordy Smith.Mick wasn't the only one who made it through a few rounds, and Brazil saw Ace pull in an equal 5th and his best result of the year. Whether he should have lost to Medina is another story, but that's an entire debate in itself. Relive the magi... [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013
Dragon Unveils The Floatable CollectionRead more...
Dragon Unveils New Floatable Sunglasses H20 Floatable Collection Includes Top 5 Styles with Performance PolarCarlsbad, CA (May 8, 2013)- Dragon has seamlessly blended fashion with function to create the H20 Floatable Collection—its first ever line of floating sunglasses. Made for men and women who enjoy an active lifestyle in and around the water, the H20 Floatable Collection pairs 5 of Dragon’s most popular styles— including The Jam and the Double Dos—with a specially formulated injected frame designed to stay afloat in the ocean, pool or lake. Arriving just in time for summer, Dragon's... [ more ]
MONDAY, MAY 06, 2013
Shane Dorian and Keala Kennelly Go Big at XXL AwardsRead more...
Every year, Shane Dorian, Reef McIntosh and Keala Kennelly catch a lot of big waves, the ones that us mere mortals wouldn't even consider touching. Lucky for them, they are recognized for the size of their...waves, and honored at the Billabong XXL Awards. We suspected Shane would clean up for his performance at Jaws, and he did, taking home a check for Tube of the Year and Ride of the Year. Also on the podium was Keala, who grabbed a well deserved Women's Performer of the Year award for her backside barrel at Jaws. [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 01, 2013
Shane Dorian, Mick Fanning and Beau Foster in "Anything Sing"Read more...
Reef gathered their vagabond team of surfers for their newest film "Anything Sing," a gritty new flick which happens to feature Dragon riders Beau Foster, Mick Fanning and Shane Dorian. Check the boys out as they score perfect barrels in Morocco and Dorian's ender section at Jaws.Watch Anything Sing in its entirety over on What Youth. [ more ]
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Taylor Clark Tears Lowers ApartRead more...
Local grom Taylor Clarke has been turning heads for a while now, but this recent video on Surfline is making us reevaluate our choice to call him a grom...I mean, have you seen those man turns? http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/taylor-lately_95563 [ more ]
AKA: None that stick
Birthdate: July 19, 1972
Birth Place: Kona, Hawaii
Resides: Kona, Hawaii
Hobbies: Snowboarding, hunting wild pigs, chasing lots of big swells around to Mavericks, Waimea, Todos Santos, hanging at home being a family man and surfing a whole lot.
Favorite Dragon Sunglasses: Calavera
Highest Rating on Tour: 4th in 2000
Years on Tour: 12
Filmography: Still Filthy, A Fly in the Champagne, Stranger Than Fiction, Campaign, Campaign 2
Competitive Highlights: 1st Bells (WCT), 1st billabong pro spain (WCT), long-time Eddie Aikau contest invitee, multiple XXL Big-Wave Award nominations
Sponsors: Billabong, Dragon, Vertra Suncare, Sanuk, JC
Shaper: John Carper
Magic Stick: 5'10" x 18.25" x 2.15"
Training Ground: Banyans
Favorite Wave: Teahupoo, Cloudbreak, Pipe, and Backdoor
Favorite Maneuver: Slob Straight Air
The iconic Shane Dorian has done it all in his career. Joining the World Championship Tour in 1993 was just the beginning of a long illustrious career. Dorian has had many parts in top surf movies such as “Loose Change”, “Still Filthy”, and his own surf move “Blue Print”. Dorian has also starred in the Hollywood movie “In God’s Hands” (1998). On tour for eleven years, Dorian racked in a number of tour wins and finished as high as fourth on the world tour rankings.
In 2004, Dorian decided to shift his focus to surfing bigger waves and tackling breaks such as Teahupoo and Jaws. In 2008, Dorian took the top prize at the Global Big Wave Awards for a colossal wave ridden at Teahupoo. Today, Dorian resides in his home state of Hawaii on the big island where his surfing career began. He continues to travel the globe in search of big waves.