Duane, Daniel

Insightful, contemplative writer from the San Francisco Bay Area, best known to surfers for his 1996 memoir Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast. Duane was born (1967) in Washington, D.C., raised in Berkeley, California, and began surfing in 1989. As described in Caught Inside, Duane found thrills, beauty, and identity as he came to surfing maturity in Santa Cruz:

Unless you're a strolling naturalist by nature, or a farmer or commercial fisherman or ranger, you need a medium...