A familiar face at X, Pat is one of the most respected surfers on the West Coast's line up. He's a really smooth surfer with beautiful style. Led his NSL team, the OC, to a second consecutive NSL California Cup victory in 2005 just months after retiring from the WCT at the end of the 2004 season. Pat has competed at X since 2003 and finally got a taste of gold in '06.
Pat O'Connell led the NSL team OC to a second consecutive NSL California Cup victory in 2005 just months after retiring from the WCT at the end of the 2004 season. 2005 will be Pat's 3rd visit to the X Games, and he is one of the most consistent and highest scoring members of the West Coast team.
2004 marks Pat's 14th year on the ASP Tour. He is a well known and well loved surfer with a positive attitude and a ton of energy. In 1995 he starred in the film Endless Summer II. He is 32nd on the list of career prize money. In 2004 Pat beat Kelly Slater in head-to-head competition for the first time in his career, to place third at the WCT Rip Curl Pro in Bell's Beach, Australia.