Timmy Patterson, surfboard innovator, shaper and Dana Point (CA) born and bred, is the definition of a Local Legend. Timmy has spent his entire life in the water and in the garage, chasing the stoke and providing surfboards for Dana Point, south OC locals and global surfing superstars alike.

Born into the Patterson surfing and shaping family, Timmy was steeped in the culture of surfboards by is dad, Ronald, and his uncles, Robert and Raymond, all of whom were shredding and shaping beginning in the 1950s. Timmy picked up the mantle in his youth, honing his shaping skills at Hobie Surfboards in Dana Point, learning from the world’s premiere surfboard shapers. In 1981, Timmy founded T. Patterson Surfboards.

With over 40+ years in the surfboard business, Timmy and T. Patterson Surfboards have become synonymous with excellence and innovation, and many of the world’s top surfers ride T. Patterson Surfboards. His business continues to be a family affair, with his son Keone shaping boards right beside his dad most days and Timmy’s younger daughter Kaila joining Timmy and Keone in the shaping room on her lunch breaks from her local job. Older daughter Kandi contributes to Timmy’s social media and says, “A lot of my memories with my family are in the shaping room; it feels like a second home to me.” 

To this day, Timmy is driven by his desire to consistently create better surfboards, and is deeply knowledgeable in all phases of surfboard designing and building. He’s still in the water testing his work and he’s still in the garage, sometimes all night, perfecting his latest board. He’s also still local to his hometown and Dark Arts, with his shop and warehouse located in San Clemente.