Several top seeds shined today at the Reef Hawaiian Pro and Dane Reynolds continues his competitive win streak after day three at Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore.
While Dane may have officially retired from competition, his last year has been filled with competitive triumph. In October he made the final of the Quiksilver Pro France as a wildcard, losing to Kelly Slater in a close finish. At his other two contest appearances, the U.S. Open in Huntington Beach, California, and the Nike Lowers Pro in San Clemente, California, both prime events, he placed in the quarterfinals. Now after three rounds of heats at Haleiwa and Dane is one heat away from making the quarterfinals yet again. The only problem is his round four heat is against Dusty Payne, Kekoa Bacalso, and John John Florence, one of the most stacked heats is recent memory.
The lone swell of this year’s waiting period is on the decline, but with a dismal long range forecast, organizers may be forced to run the final day on Sunday.
Photo Dane Reynolds courtesy of Reef