Name: Dane Matson

Age: 13

Hometown: San Clemente,California 

School: Shorecliffs

Support: Hurley, Sun Bum, FCS, Mayhem

Local Break: Lowers/T-street

Nickname: DanO

Magic Board: Lost, Pocket Rocket 5’7" x17.5"x 2.3"

IG Account: danematson

Quote:  Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are…..Kurt Cobain

How do you stay so stoked? Surfing and Hanging with Friends.

Who is in your Tribe? Tyrone Fomenko, Cannon Carr, Makai Bray, Ben Brantel.

Three words that describe you? Fun, Adventurous, Retro.

What do you do when you are not surfing all day? Playing guitar, skating, hanging with friends.

What is a Grom? Stoked and frothing. 

What moves or tunes are you working on this week? Having fluidity in my surfing and bringing power to my rail game.

How has the Stokeorama events given you strength and inspiration? Those were some of my first events and the froth factor was so high it made it so fun wether you won or lost.

What do you love most about your family? How supportive my mom and dad are towards me living my dream.

How has growing up in San Clemente given you a Positive mindset in life? A lot of pro surfers grow up here and it lets me dream big.

What has been your favorite part about having a brother that surfs? He pushes me and gives me goals to accomplish.

What is your favorite thing about the ocean? Catching waves.

Early morning offshore or Afternoon glass off? Afternoon glass off, because the waves are way better.

Dream Trip? Indo because the waves the waves look insane and I would take my dad and brother.

Post surf Grinds? Surfin Donuts.

Inspirations in or out of the water? Kade Matson.

Where do you want to be in 2024? I’ll be on tour.

Wave Pools or the Ocean? Ocean.

How do you Keep the Vibe Alive? Trying to stoke out the younger groms.

Who is your favorite Gudauskas brother? All of them they all rock! But Dane does have the best name.

What is your first memory of the ocean? Doing back flips with my boogie board at Rivi in the Shore break.