2017 – Bob Mohr

2017 Inductees

Born May 3, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, Bob Mohr was a legendary mid-60s skater, world record holding high jumper and Bahne Skateboards pro who would bridge the divide to the ‘70s and go on to win the World Freestyle Championship in Long Beach in 1977.

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Known for his signature blond locks and mustache, Bob also placed 3rd (Senior Men’s Freestyle) at the first Bahne/Cadillac Del Mar Nationals in 1975 made famous by the Dogtown and the Z-Boys documentary (‘01), appeared in the cult classic Skateboard Kings documentary in ‘78, and rode for OP Sunwear—memorably sharing his Jan. ‘78 ad in Skateboarder with Bahne teammate and fellow ’77 Freestyle World Champion Ellen Berryman.

An accomplished musician outside his skateboarding, Bob later worked at Sterling Sound in Encinitas, a few doors up from La Paloma Theater. He continued to follow his passions through his ultimate passing on May 28, 1996. Having issued his iconic Bob Mohr Bullet model in the ‘70s, Bahne reissued Bob’s signature model in 2008 to the joy of skaters and collectors worldwide. When asked to relay the best quote he could remember Bob by, fellow La Costa staple and longtime friend Denis Shufeldt offered without hesitation, “What The F**k!” Rest in Peace Bob Mohr and thanks for your incredible contributions to skateboarding.

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