Ojai, California

Like his older brothers before him, Dan's life has revolved, in many respects, around the ocean. Surfing, fishing, exploring, and working on projects that bring awareness to the environment continue to drive him. When not spending time in the water, Dan is at home in California running an educational farm with his wife, Grace.


What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go surfing?



Nothing goes through my head until the coffee is on.



Where is your favourite place to surf or fish?



My favourite place to surf and fish is around home. And that’s all I can say about that.


If you could do anything better, what would it be?



Butchering and BBQ’ing.



Who are your heroes?



Eric Hodge, my brothers, Shane Dorian.



What sound or noise do you love?



Coffee percolating.


What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?



I’d probably be digging ditches with my dad.



If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?


It’d be Gerry Lopez. He is content and ambitious.