Fred Patacchia injures knee in free surf

Updated: March 21, 2011, 10:52 AM ET
By Daniel Ikaika Ito | ESPN Action Sports

It was Fred Pattachia's first surf since getting home from the Gold Coast, Australia. The 29-year-old, Sunset Beach resident went to Mokuleia on Monday with good friends Sean Moody and Nalu Law. A rising north/northwest swell produced fun, uncrowded, high performance waves at the underground spot.

"I was feeling good," said Patacchia, who finished the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast with an equal 13th result. "We were surfing with only four other dudes in the water and my board was feeling ...

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