About Patrick Gudauskas
Patrick Gudauskas grew up in a highly competitive house. That’s just how it is when you’re the oldest of three surf-crazed brothers in San Clemente, California. (He’s three-minutes older than twin-brother Dane, and a few years older than Tanner.) Their dad, Tom Gudauskas, is a longtime surf-industry magnate who indoctrinated his boys into the lifestyle early. Naturally, Pat was never lacking for a surf partner, especially since you can’t even shake your towel out in San Clemente without spraying a former, current, of future tour star. But even while Pat was taking national titles as an amateur he never exactly owned the headlines at home. Besides, he and his brothers seemed inseparable, and whether by friends, peers, or the media, they were always viewed as a unit. To that end, it was fitting that they were surfing in the same heat against each other when Pat formally qualified for the Championship Tour at Sunset beach in 2009. His versatile approach served him well during his rookie season. He pulled the first-ever rodeo flip during his march to the quarterfinals in Tahiti that year. In 2012, when the Fiji event was controversially called off due to massive surf, Pat was one of only a few standouts who stuck around and caught bombs at Cloudbreak. But during that season and the next couple he struggled to stay afloat on tour, and after missing two events in 2013, he missed the cut. But Gudauskas, an eternal optimist, never got down. In the four years since he’s turned a lot of his energy toward giving back along with his family. They formed the Positive Vibe Warriors foundation to educate kids on water safety, promote ocean health and simply spread the family stoke. They’re efforts have been incredible, too. This winter, a couple months after finally earning his way back on the Championship Tour, Pat joined Tanner and Dane to deliver more than 300 boards to underprivileged kids in South Africa. The joy he gets out of those efforts is by far his biggest thrill today, providing him a different kind of fuel as he heads back out onto the global stage.
Men's CT 2021#41
Avg. heat score9.34
|Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe (REP)||17th||1,330||Yago Dora|
All-time conditions for the Surfest Newcastle Pro, the best of Gabriel Medina, the biggest wave of Kai Lenny's life, and more.
Anza pumps for a third consecutive day of action at the QS5,000 Pro Taghazout Bay and Brazil's Thiago Camarao drops near-perfect heat among
The action heats up at the Corona Open China hosted by Wanning, Weird Waves season 2, and Andrew Cotton scores big in remote Ireland.
Patrick Gudauskas did his homework and put it to good use in Round 2 with a solid heat victory.
Vans debuted a their film covering the Trinidad & Tobago board drive with the Positive Vibe Warriors SURFER bar on the North Shore.
The Positive Vibe Warriors stoked out the Makaha community ahead of the 2019 Vans Pro.
The 11-time World Champ will be back in a jersey after missing four events in Australia when the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro kicks off on June 18th.
The new Vans film, "Breaking Boundaries," details the Gudauskas brothers' massive surfboard drive for Trinidad and Tobago.
Backup venue takes center stage again with incredible conditions.
The Moroccan Trestles Stands Up to its Reputation on Day 3
Both the men and women are down to Semifinal action at the Corona Open China hosted by Wanning to battle for the 2020 event title.
Clutch performances and surprises unfolded for a big day of men's competition at Riyue Bay.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2008 Men's QS
Age37 Nov 20, 1985
Height6 ft, 1 in 183 cm
Weight159 lbs 72 kg
HometownLa Jolla, California,USA