California's positive vibe warrior is making his return to the Championship Tour after surviving a serious QS grind.
On a dramatic day that crowned three Champions, these five surfers locked some big wins of their own.
Patrick Gudauskas vs. Jack Robinson vs. Finn McGill vs. Jamie O'Brien
Patrick Gudauskas of the USA placed third in Heat 8 of Round One of the Quarter Finals of the Pipe Invitational at Pipe, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
Patrick Gudauskas (USA) before The start of the Trials on day 1 of the Billabong Pipe Invitational 2017 in Pipe Oahu, Hawaii , USA
Kolohe Andino vs. Conner Coffin vs. Patrick Gudauskas vs. Barron Mamiya
Barron Mamiya vs. Italo Ferreira vs. Patrick Gudauskas vs. Sebastian Zietz
Patrick Gudauskas of the USA advances in first to semifinals from quarterfinal heat three of the Vans World Cup 2017 at Sunset Beach, Hawaii