Pat O’Connell is one of the biggest and brightest personalities in surfing. Originally from Chicago, O’Connell moved to Dana Point at age 12, where surfing quickly became his passion. He graduated from amateur sensation to international superstar in no time, when he starred in the iconic Endless Summer 2 in 1994. Pat transitioned to full-time competitive surfer after the film, where he enjoyed a successful decade-long career on the then ASP World Tour. In 2004, O’Connell decided to focus his passion for making surfing better into the Hurley brand, and he’s been a key stakeholder in guiding the brand’s success ever since. He currently resides in Dana Point with his wife, Janet, and son, Nathan.