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Dave Hobrecht

Surf Artist

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Dave Hobrecht

Newport Beach, California

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The summer before high school Dave Hobrecht was hit by a car on the way home from the beach. With everything below the waist shattered his focus veered from riding to documenting. Best known as the latest in a notable line of Surfer magazine cartoonists, following John Severson, Rick Griffin and Bob Penuelas, Hobrecht's crisp pun filled takes on the surf experience have enlivened the last few years of surfing's bible inside and online.

Photo realist charcoal renderings are his most recent interests. Dave lives in Newport Beach with his wife Bridget and their three children, Hannah, Dane and Breea.