From Dana Point, California, Chuck Patterson’s energy and passion is unparalleled. He loves competition, the unknown, huge tubes, warm water, the sun and good food.
You can always find him training and competing in several extreme sports, including stand up paddling (SUP), tow-in surfing, skiing, snowboarding, kite surfing and mountain biking. He became the first person to SUP the large waves of the Cortes Bank, a dangerously shallow chain of underwater mountains in the Pacific Ocean, about 115 miles west of San Diego, CA and has over 70 victories in SUP racing and surfing competitions in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Hawaii, South America, and Australia.
Chuck is also sponsored by Naish, GoPro, Dakine, Watermans Applied Science, Rainbow Fins/LokBox fin Systems, Kialoa Paddles, Sticky Bumps, Standup Paddle Co, Now Energy Bar, Sport Performance Institute, On It, Yoga Works and 2XU.
Follow Chuck’s blog at http://chuckpattersonsports.wordpress.com/