Paul was born in Canada and moved to the Santa Monica area of Los Angeles when he was ten years old. He eventually fell in with the locals and would surf and skate. He was taught the surfing basics by Jay Adams and the locals. After that, he started skating with Jay and the others. They’d ride Paul Revere school and Bellagio. Pools became the hot topic shortly after and they would ride any pool they could find. Barriers were broken. Surf style was paramount. Get low and go. Paul was one of the last to get invited to join the Z-Boys as they headed to the Del Mar Championships in 1975. Nothing would be the same after that.