Patrick Switzer, also known as “P-Swiss” is recognized as a world champion and spokesperson for the sport of longboarding. His consistency in racing since 2008 and persistence to be skating on the world’s best roads has led Patrick to travel far from his home town of Hanover, Ontario, Canada to countless mountain peaks on the hunt for thrill, fluidity and adventure.
His passion for filming led to producing two Greener Pastures video series in Switzerland 2011 and Offshore 2013. His breakout into international racing in 2009 took him from a world ranking of #95 in 2008 to 1st at the end of his racing season and settling to 3rd while focused on his education and missing the year end races. A sweep of 6 IGSA race victories in a row (world cup & qualifying) landed him World Cup Series Champion in 2011 and a record of 4 consecutive world cup wins. While traveling Patrick organizes skateboard workshop events and focuses on community growth and spreading the love of board sports.
His favourite roads to skate are narrow, steep, with variable pavement and technical corners requiring a lot of sliding. Patrick’s partners/sponsors are: Rayne Longboards, Aera Trucks, Orangatang Wheels, Triple 8 Protective Gear, Vicious Griptape.
Patrick currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland and while traveling North America, in his motorhome named Gloria.