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Haleiwa witnesses amazing Dane Reynolds manouvre
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 November, 2012 : - - The Reef Hawaiian Pro is running at Haleiwa right now and yesterday. Haleiwa was fully operational for Day 2 of the Reef Hawaiian Pro, with 6-to-8 waves and the occasional 10-footer, A strong current kept the competitors constantly paddling to stay in position. Yesterday was an endurance test for the surfer's in the Round of 96.
Vans wildcard Dane Reynolds did what he does best: turned up for his heat and lit up the surfing world with a turn that is already being described as the 'Layback' heard around the world. There was no way he should have made it. He hit the lip with so much power burying the nose in the face of the wave as the white water crashed over him it looked like it was all over... but not for Dane Reynolds.
I have to admit I stopped shooting but then seconds later, Dane appeared in the white water, stood up and 'rode out' of the turn. Amazing! Reynolds won that heat and will be surfing in the Round of 64.
Haleiwa manhandled Romain Cloitre yesterday. Despite advancing to the next round, the 24-year-old Frenchman was forced to exit the water early because he compressed his knee after landing a late rebound. It's still unclear if he will be able surf in the next round.
It was one of those days at the Reef Hawaiian Pro when the boys were separated from the men, and of course, Sunny Garcia, 42, stood out. The six-time Triple Crown champ owned the first heat of the Clash of Legends, and out-surfed Kaipo Jaquias, Tom Curren and Mark Occhilupo. The biggest sets of the day rolled in for the legends, and Sunny knew which waves were the best.
Competing on this third day of competition at Haleiwa is 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater and defending Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion John John Florence.
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