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 08/13/2021 10:08 AM
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Central Floridave

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Such a bummer. Don't know what to think. He was a great guy and surfer. Funny and humble. Always surfing and just semi-recently retired. R.I.P. Sunrise Surfer Dan.
 08/13/2021 10:19 AM
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h2osurf921

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I just heard this news from freeman im so saddened by the news I know I have not been back home in a while I ended up moving to south outer banks NC - Dan was such a great guy I would always see him in the morning catching photos and waves at our local break Dan you will be missed friend RIP

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 08/13/2021 11:25 AM
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surfsail

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What a bummer - saw him in the water just over a week ago... Condolences to his family & close friends.. Dan will definitely be missed by many..

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 08/13/2021 11:54 AM
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long_flaco1

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Best dude out always! As several said prior to my post, "I knew his car and if I showed up at that spot I knew I made the right choice for that days session!" ..

I still have his PR trip wave photo as my desktop screen saver on my work pc! My deepest condolences to the big homies familia and closest friends.. You will be missed Sunrise!

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 08/13/2021 12:53 PM
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surfin1980

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Always enjoyed surfing with Dan, so quiet, patient, and always catching the wave of the day. A true 2ndlight legend!
 08/13/2021 03:12 PM
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SpinK

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Condolences. We lost at great one.

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 08/13/2021 05:03 PM
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palerider

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Enjoyed his surf photos for many years. RIP

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 08/13/2021 05:42 PM
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pompano

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seriously, damn. that sucks.
 08/13/2021 07:05 PM
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tom

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About a million years ago, Dan sold me this board from the for sale page on here. When I went and looked at I said, damn, that's beautiful, why are you selling? Too small he says. It's 9'6". We laughed. I bought it, still have it, gotta keep it now. Thanks Dan. A million smiles on this one.

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 08/13/2021 07:07 PM
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 08/13/2021 07:38 PM
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Bamboo

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I am sooo sorry to hear about Dan's passing.
He was such a cool person and fun to be around.
Always enjoyed seeing him in the water and surfing around him, and chatting on the boardwalk.
He bought a 9'0" board off me several years ago and I remember thinking there is no way he is going to hang on to that board very long! So Tom, your story sounds about right!

I believe he was in the Delta block house in 1997 when a Delta rocket was destroyed 1700' above the pad. That was quit the story.
Go in peace and thank you for the good memories, amigo.




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 08/13/2021 07:46 PM
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theglide

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A majestic surfer.

God rest his soul.
 08/14/2021 02:34 AM
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MCMoriarty

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Yes he was - watching him on the best waves always gave me stoke. RIP
Originally posted by: RiddleMe He was always on the wave of the day and as stoked as they come. RIP Dan. Paddle out for him at high tower I assume?
 08/14/2021 04:01 AM
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crash

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Wow. What a terrible loss. In the past, he'd opened up his house to let this gulf coaster stay on occasions when the surf was too good to leave. Great guy with a great attitude.. HUGE hole in the lineup. May you Rip in Peace.

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 08/14/2021 05:06 AM
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pumphouse

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I am very sorry all, he sounds like a great person, i know I enjoyed his post

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 08/14/2021 07:39 AM
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JBSURF

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Truly shocked to hear and saddened.....(

RIP Sunrise Surfer

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 08/14/2021 08:30 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Glad to have met such a cool cat... RIP Dan.

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 08/14/2021 09:55 AM
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matt_t

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RIP Sunrise One of the OG 2ndlight members. Sorry to hear this. Definitely a big loss to this forum. Condolences to his close friends and family... very sorry
 08/14/2021 12:32 PM
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CoastieJim

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Please post whenever there's news about a paddleout for Dan...when I left for Virginia in 2002, probably surfed the most with this guy. We'll miss you, SS.

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 08/14/2021 07:58 PM
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GREG

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I got to surf with Dan at Pavones a couple of years ago, and remember how stoked he was to spend the afternoon on his laptop editing photos from the day. Then we got to surf together at the pier a lot and at 2L. He was such a great guy and Melody a good match. Who else paddles out more than she does? Dan, you will be missed in the lineup and I hope you catching some long lefts in heaven, with your bunnies hanging ten on the nose.


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