He was a three-time Association of Surfing Professionals world champion, winning in 1985, 1986, and 1990.
His father taught him how to surf when he was a boy.
He can play a variety of musical instruments, including drums, guitar, and bass.
His parents are named Jeanine and Pat; his father Pat was also a surfer.
He won 33 championship events, which at the time was second only to surfing legend Kelly Slater.