|Born||Colin Patrick McPhillips
18 April 1975
Santa Monica, California,
United States of America
|Residence||Lives in San Clemente, California with wife Amy and family|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Years active||1992 - present|
|Best year||Ranked 1st - 1999, 2001 and 2002, 3rd - 2000 ASP World Tour Ranking|
|Sponsors||Oxbow (surfwear), Hobie Polarized sunglasses, Hobie Surfboards and Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards, Sex Wax, Rainbow footwear and Soleo Organics|
|Major achievements||ASP Longboard World Champion
(1999, 2001 & 2002)
US Open of Longboarding
(1994 & 2007)
Pro Surfing Tour of America Champion (2002).
5 times US Champion
|Shaper(s)||Bill Stewart, Hobie|
|Quiver||9'0" x 22 1⁄2" Board Dimensions|
|Favorite waves||Jeffreys Bay, Indo and Middles|
|Favorite maneuvers||Get barrelled or make a powerful rail turn, and carving roundhouse|
Colin was raised in San Clemente, California, United States, where his parents taught him how to surf at the age of five. He started out as a shortboarder, finishing fourth place in the 1992 United States Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach, California. As a longboarder, he was more successful, Duke Boyd mentioned in his book Legends of Surfing that his shortboard style ripping methods and dynamic power moves proved successful in longboard competitions. He soon won the NSSA National longboard Championship for San Clemente High School in 1992 & 1993. His brother Iain won the NSSA Explorer Men’s event in 1996.
Colin won his first professional title winning the US Open of Longboarding in 1994. In October 1999, He defeated Marcelo Freitas from Brazil at One Mile Point, Australia to win his first ASP World Tour title. In 2000 he finished 3rd, but came back to win 2 world titles in a row by defeating local surfer Jason Ribbink in the final at J-Bay, South Africa in 2001 and in August 2002, he narrowly defeated Hawaiian Bonga Perkins to retain the world title at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In the same year he took the Professional Surfing Tour of America Championship. In 2007, he reclaimed the US Open of Longboarding title by defeating Taylor Jensen in the final. In 2009, he was nominated "O.C. Surfers of the Year".
Colin started out designing longboards for Stewarts. He currently designs longboards and paddle boards for Hobie and features in surf documentaries (see below for details).
McPhillips featured in the following as himself:
- Log:Redefine the Stereotype(2006)
- From This Day Forward(2005)
- Longboard Habit
- Fin (2005)
- Longboard Fever
- Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience (2005)
- Costa Rica: Land of Waves (2001) (V)
- The Daily Habit: Colin McPhillips (#1.103)" (2006) TV Episode
- Longboard Event Champions[permanent dead link]
- Legends of Surfing by Duke Boyd, published by MVP Books in 2009, p.84 ISBN 978-0-7603-3599-4
- ASP Colin McPhillips profile Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Grom Who Could Be King By Rebecca Nordquist Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.
- LA Times
- McPhillips Defeats Perkins To Retain Titles
- 123 sport Archived November 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Huntington Beach Independent
- Orange County profile Archived 2009-06-01 at the Wayback Machine.
- Surfers Village Colin McPhillips Signs for Hobie
- Colin McPhillips on IMDb
- McPhillips Filmography