Patacchia, Fred Jr

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Cheerful, chattering, telegenic Hawaiian pro surfer from the North Shore of Oahu; ASP Rookie of the Year in 2005; world-ranked #12 in 2006; named "Hawaii's most professional pro surfer" by Surfline in 2010. Pattachia was born (1981) and raised in Haleiwa, began surfing at age seven, and was the U.S. men's amateur champion in 1999. Five years later he was the ASP World Tour's top rookie. A powe...

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