Patrick Shane Dorian (born July 19, 1972) is an American surfer from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He spent 11 years touring on the World Championship Tour surfing. Dorian was born to Patrick, a former Hollywood actor and stunt double for Elvis Presley, and Susan, who competed in female bodybuilding events. When Shane was three, his parents opened a restaurant called "Dorian's" on the beach. Being a child, Dorian was too young to wait tables, and long hours at the restaurant resulted in him turning to the ocean for amusement.
He started out on a bodyboard alongside friend, and future bodyboarder champion, Mike Stewart. Dorian received his first surfboard, from his dad, on his fifth birthday. Surfing and surfing education became a priority for Dorian. Dorian's mother worked out a system where Shane would spend the second and third quarters of the school year on the North Shore of Oahu (the peak winter season) and the first and fourth quarters back home on the Big Island.
In 1987, Shane Dorian had his first major success at the Gotcha Pro competition at Sandy Beach. He was able to beat some big names, made it through four rounds, and received some media exposure. In the documentary “Solid: The Two Days That Teahupoo Blew Minds,” fellow surfers gave him a standing ovation for his wave conquering rides. When he’s not surfing you can find him at his home in Holualoa on the Big Island, riding around on an old John Deere tractor taking care of his orchard that consists of 110 fruit trees at an elevation of 4000’ above sea level with his wife Lisa. Shane is nominated for “Monster Paddle” at the 2012 Billabong Global Big Wave Awards.
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Bio courtesy of Billabong.