Dustin Franks


Aug 8, 2011
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Danny Clinch

If you’re lucky, you’ll find singer-songwriter Dustin Franks playing acoustic guitar at McKinley's Surf Lodge or Ruschmeyer’s hotel. (He’s at the Surf Lodge Tuesday and Thursday nights through September.) Franks, 29, is a San Clemente, California, native and former competitive surfer who now rides and designs boards for Noll Surfboards. “In September,” says Franks—who released his first album, D. Franks, last year (hear it at dustinfranks.bandcamp.com)—“Montauk really becomes an ideal place to be a surfer.”

On Dustin (above): double-layer striped jersey crew by Vince ($140; vince.com); raw-edge unlined knit jacket by John Varvatos ($1,498; johnvarvatos.com); Evol Thoughts jeans by Quiksilver Skate Collection ($65; quiksilver.com); Premier ­leather ­sandals by Rainbow ($46; ­rainbowsandals.com);  vintage hat

(Top Left): Probst hoodie by Quiksilver Limited Collection ($150; quiksilver.com); 511 Skinny cut-offs by Levi’s ($50).

(Bottom Left): AE Solid ­cardigan by American Eagle Outfitters ($44.50; ae.com); VonZipper Elmore ­sunglasses ($95; vonzipper.com); Surfer Blood T-shirt, his own