Peyragudes Patrick Moustache Unai Bellamy

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.

EDUCATION
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Design Technologist Diploma
Media Dynamics, CEDIA, Home Theatre & Low Voltage Electronics Technician
Mobile Dynamics, MECP, Mobile Electronics Certified Professional

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2009 IGSA #3 Downhill Skateboarder World Ranking
2010 IGSA #2 Downhill Skateboarder World Ranking
2011 IGSA #1 Downhill Skateboarder World Series Champion
2012 IGSA #2 Downhill Skateboarder World Ranking
2013 IDF #7 Downhill Skateboarder World Ranking
2014 IDF #2 Downhill Skateboarder World Ranking

2010 – 2012 Canadian Downhill Skateboard Champion
2013 Concrete Wave Reader’s Choice Awards – “Favourite Downhill Skateboarder”
2011 Burnaby Now Newspaper, Top Achiever
2010 World Record Fastest Longboard Slide 100km/hr  (1.1 million views)

2016
1st – VLT Veggie High, Philippines
Organized the Super Mango Skateboard Clinic 3 day event in Oslob, Philippines

2015
1st – Super Mango Stand Up Racing, Philippines
5th – Veggie High, Philippines (Top Qualifier, Track Record)
5th – Push Culture Family Picnic, Vermont
5th – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington
Organized the Super Mango Skateboard Clinic 3 day event in Oslob, Philippines
Organized Longboard Workshops with core skate shops in Toronto (Longboard Haven), Montreal (Rollin), Vancouver (Flatspot), Ingolstadt (Kaos)

2014
1st – VLT Dumanjug, Philippines (Top Qualifier, Track Record)
1st – Whistler, British Colombia
2nd – Peyragudes, France

2nd – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington
2nd – Almabtrieb, Germany
3rd – Kozakov Challenge, Czech Republic
4th – Britannia Classic, British Colombia

4th – Festival de la Bajada, Colombia (Top Qualifier, Track Record)
4th – Santa Gnarbara, California
6th – Catalina Classic, California

8th – Angies Curves, California (Top Qualifier, Track Record)
Organized the Super Mango Skateboard Clinic 3 day event in Oslob, Philippines

2013
1st – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington (3x)
1st – Catalina Classic, California
1st – Skylands DH, BC
1st – San Diego Downhill Racing League #47, California
2nd – Vernon DH, BC
3rd – Kozakov Challenge, Czech Republic
3rd – Peyragudes, France
Organized the Super Mango Skateboard Clinic 3 day event in Oslob, Philippines
Producer of the Skate Greener Pastures, Offshore film project

2012
1st – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington (2x)
1st – Danger Bay 11, BC
1st – Picton Gravity Fest, Ontario
2nd – Catalina Classic, California
2nd – Peyragudes, France
2nd – Festival de la Bajada, Colombia
2nd – Mt. Keira, Australia
4th – Vernon DH, BC
5th – Kozakov Challenege, Czech Republic
5th – Padova Grand Prix, Italy
5th – I Love Downhill, New York

2011
1st – Winsport Canada Cup, Alberta
1st – Padova Grand Prix, Italy (Top Qualifier)
1st – Insul Cup, Germany
1st – Kozakov Challenge, Czech Republic
1st – Picton Gravity Fest, Ontario (Canadian Championship) (Top Qualifier)
1st – Vernon DH, British Columbia (Top Qualifier)
1st – Britannia Beach, BC
1st – Cathlamet Downhill Corral Boarder Cross, Oregon
4th – Tarma, Peru
4th – Festival de la Bajada, Colombia
5th – VOSS, Norway
9th – Teutonia, Brazil
Producer of the Skate Greener Pastures, Switzerland film project

2010
1st – Padova Grand Prix, Italy
1st – Picton Gravity Fest, Ontario (Canadian Championship)
2nd – Graveyard Call, France
3rd – Newton’s Nation, Australia
3rd – Almabtrieb, Germany
4th – Kozakov Challenge, Czech Republic
6th – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington

2009
1st – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington
1st – Fluderer Longboard Jam, Austria
2nd – Padova Grand Prix, Italy
3rd – Eastbourne Speed Days, England
5th – Kozakov Challenge, Czech Republic

2008
1st – Tunnel Road, California
2nd – Munnsville Gravity Fest, New York
6th – Maryhill Festival of Speed, Washington (2nd Qualifier)

2007
17th – Top Challenge, Quebec (1st in B Class)

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Longboarding: Dog Spot Raw Run with Patrick Switzer, 2015 (Edge Boardshop)(
Patrick Switzer Fortune v3, 2015 (Rayne Longboards)
Patrick Switzer Raw Run, 2015 (Triple 8 Protective Gear)
Rayne Longboards Presents: Patrick Switzer – Soldier of (Mis)Fortune, 2014 (Rayne Longboards)
Anaconda Raw Run with Patrick Switzer, 2015 (Perropro)
Scape from Dino Island, 2014 (Rayne Longboards)
Offshore from Switzer-Land, 2014 (Loaded Newsletter)
Rayne Longboards: RV Life, 2013 (Rayne Longboards)
Maryhill 2013 Open Final, 2013 (Push Culture News)
Catalina Island Classic, 2013 (Push Culture News)
Visitors: Patrick Switzer, 2013 (Skate House Media)
Orangatang Kegel Official Release Video, 2013 (Loaded Newsletter)
Designing Patrick Switzer’s Rayne Fortune, 2012 (Rayne Longboards)
DEJAVU Downhill Longboard TRIP, 2011 (Balian Filmes)
Greener Pastures EP1: Traveling — Featuring Patrick Switzer and John Barnet, 2011 (Skate Greener Pastures)
Longboarding: Beware of Men, 2011 (Loaded Newsletter)
Downhill From Here Vancouver Part 2 (Episode 4), 2011 (Collin Jayme)
Stelvio Pass with Patrick Switzer, John Barnet, Ramon Konigshausen and Martin Siegrist, 2011 (101s)
Vicious Grip: Longboarding with Patrick Switzer, 2011 (Vicious Griptape)
Longboarding: Timebomb, 2010 (Loaded Newsletter)
Vistor: Patrick Switzer, 2010 (Skate House Media)
IGSA World Cup Kozakov Challenge, 2010 (3heads)
DROP: My Life Downhill, 2009 (Lightline Studios, Inc.)
Patrick Switzer World Record Fastest Longboard Slide 100km/hr, 2010 (Skate [Slate])
We Got D’em Purpz, 2009 (Orangatang)
Patrick Switzer Maryhill Raw Run, 2008 (Raggie1)
Orangatang 4President, 2008 (Loaded Newsletter)
The Fellowship of the Bearing, 2008 (Colabo)

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