Paul Paterson

Paul Paterson


  • Hometown: Cottesloe, WA Australia
  • Resides: Western Australia.

Growing up at Cottesloe Beach was enough to wear off some of the hyper active grom froth but developed a thirst for waves of consequence by the teenage years.

Fortunate enough to have a Father who was one of the Pioneers of surfing at Yallingup, so the transition to the SW was an easy one the day Paul finished school.

Completed a chef’s apprentiship then started travelling the globe and fell in love with Hawaii where Paul would post up for 3 months every year.

“I have been very spoilt for 20 years residing at Yallingup immersed in the wave rich coastline and travelling the globe. More recently based back in Perth with my family, working as a Retail Rep. Still love chasing swells but the smile I get from surfing with my kids and watching them ride a wave will be the best I’ll ever have.”

Career Highlights
  • 19 seasons in a row in Hawaii

  • Won a World Cup at Sunset Beach

  • Placed 3rd in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational on 2 occasions.

  • Won the Nth Hemisphere XXL Big Wave Award for the biggest paddle wave (during an Eddie)

  • Won a Gold medal for Australia in 1999 at the World ISA Big Wave Championships at Todos Santos

  • Life Time Member of the Yallingup Boardriders