Chuck Patterson, an extreme waterman, is someone I admire. I’ve competed against Chuck in numerous surf competitions, and I must say, he is one fierce competitor. He is a member of the all-star “Team California,” an outrigger squad comprised of some of the best paddlers on the West Coast. Their mission is to dominate the outrigger circuit around the world.
I ran into Chuck after today’s 9-man outrigger race, a grueling 25-mile canoe race in Dana Point. I said “hello.” He wasn’t very friendly.
I guess this makes sense because today, “Team California” got their asses kicked by my team, “Marina del Rey”!