Following strong showing in Fiji, Dane Reynolds heads to South Africa
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 June, 2015 - Huntington Beach - Dane Reynolds has been awarded his third wildcard spot of the season for the 2015 J-Bay Open, joining JBU Supertrial Winner Slade Prestwichto challenge the world's best in South Africa.
Reynolds is coming off a Round 5 finish at the Fiji Pro, where he defeated current World No. 1 Adriano de Souza (BRA) on the way. Due to a World Surf League rule change which allows wildcards to keep Championship Tour points, the California native is currently ranked No. 34 on the Jeep Leaderboard.
Reynolds' ninth-place finish in Fiji places him above full-time CT competitors C.J. Hobgood (USA) and Brett Simpson (USA). Meanwhile, fellow two-time wildcard Jay Davies (AUS) is currently ranked No. 32, ahead of Reynolds and Dusty Payne (HAW).