The oldest of three surfing brothers, Robert, Ronald and Raymond and one of the first surfing "nose riders", Bobby came to California from Hawaii circa 1953, and stayed in Santa Monica, initially with surfer Mickey Munoz. He also had another daughter from a later marriage named Michelle. Foreign many years, he was a prominent "Surfboards by Velzy" team member.
1953-"60 there was no better surfer in the world.
Patterson, tops in Hawaii, had brought nose riding to Malibu"s perfect wave and even aaccording to Mickey Munoz, taught us all by example. - Tom Norey -.