Patrick “Patch” Wilson

Growing up in the depths of West Cornwall the search for good barrels soon led Patch to places like Mexico, Oz and Indonesia. Funding his trips with construction work, his recent focus has been on Ireland, Scotland and breaks closer to home. With a preference for solitude and quality waves, he’s out there whenever the North Atlantic begins to stir.

Two Brothers Take a Trip to Cochamó

In early 2014, I spent some time exploring the coastline around southern Chile looking for waves and generally just checking out a place that I had always wanted to visit. I ended up heading as far south as Chiloe which is the first island on the coast of where Patagonia starts. It had been a…

Patrick “Patch” Wilson
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Surfing in the UK and Ireland with Patrick Wilson: Photos

By Patch Wilson Growing up in Cornwall, in the UK, it’s easy to feel blessed when you’re young. I thought we had the best waves ever, and in some ways it’s true. When you’re a kid, the waves at home are all you really need. But quickly the realization sets in – as you get…

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Patrick Wilson in Sumnbawa

By Patch Wilson I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks in Sumbawa last winter at Lakey Peak. The waves were really fun and a few days it was solid and pumping. It was my fourth time out there and it’s got to be one of my favourite places in Indo. I wanted to…

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Death of Another Wave: Paul Do Mar, Madeira

Roughly 10 years ago the Madeiran government gave the go-ahead to seawall project that was built to protect the village of Jardim do Mar. This seawall put an end to the best big-wave right point in Europe. The wave that breaks there now is a shadow of its former self. The huge concrete boulders they…

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Patrick Wilson Surfs in Southwest France: Photos

by Patch Wilson A friend of mine, Nick Pumphrey, who I grew up with surfing, skating and generally causing mayhem, now lives in South West France. He has called Hossegor home for about six or seven years now. Now turned semi-professional photographer he still works the summers in bars and restaurants and sleeps in his…

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Patrick Wilson Surfs Ireland

by Patrick “Patch” Wilson Eyeing up a promising looking swell chart and coming to the end of a massive restoration project at work, I jumped at the opportunity to hitch a lift in my friend Lowey’s van and get back out to Eire for some waves again. The swell was looking big and the winds…

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