Who am I – November 2019

Who am I – November 2019

November 14, 2019

My name is Patrick, and I was born here.  For almost a decade I lived all over the map, including Cental America, Los Angeles (Hermosa Beach and Beverly Hills) and Las Vegas.  The cultures throughout the hemisphere differ so much, but surfers everywhere are the best.  (except those who believe in localism…)

Now I find myself living in my home province again, and have a place in Whistler.  The Sea-to-Sky and south Chilcotin are my playground, and have been since my childhood.  Now it’s the place where my daughter is growing up. She first started snowboarding at 14 months, and now she turns 4 next month as an accomplished skier, cyclist, gymnast and swimmer. (almost)

Patrick Smyth’s secret spot on Whistler

You might find me on the slopes on my snow board during the snow season.

And when there is a swell inbound to Vancouver Island’s west coast, that’s me driving down the Sea-to-Sky with the surf rack. No. It’s not.Too frickin’ cold!

Naturally, if there’s a swell anywhere in Central America, I am already there!  (well, not quite now that I have a beautiful daughter who can beat me on the hill!)

Remember, “Whatever you do and wherever you go and however you get there, just remember one thing: surfers travel. If you don’t, you might as well quit.” – Patrick Smyth