Story and Photo: Shawn Tracht
Every online magazine carries a huge responsibility when they promote individuals and businesses in their features. Surfwanderer is no different. So with that being said, in my time as a writer and a voice in the surfing community, it is important for me to promote good, and promote living a healthy, honest, noble lifestyle. This isn’t easy because of the difficulties of life and what we all go through along the way; however, that being said, because the choice is mine as a writer for Surfwanderer.com, my choice to promote and showcase surfers in this world who are worth looking up to is what is important to me. Danny Hamlin could be no better choice.
A model citizen, a caring soul, one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and one of the top rippers no matter what beach he shows up at in California, Dan Hamlin is a person who all moms and dads should point to on the beach when they’re telling their kids, “look at that guy over there little Johnny or Jane, that’s the model of a person who, if you end up like that, would make me proud.”
Nobody’s perfect, and I’m sure Dan would be the first to agree, and we aren’t holding him to perfection because that’s outright…well, dumb. However, the words I think of when I think of “Hammy” are positive, and inspirational. So to that, enjoy a little of his ripping here, and spend a couple minutes checking out his blog and the sponsors he’s chosen to further push his cause. Dan’s blog: danhamlinwrites.com, Esteem Surf Shop, Jedediah Clothing, and Roberts’ Surfboards.