Born on May 3, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, Bob Mohr was a legendary mid 1960s skater, world record-holding high jumper and Bahne pro who would bridge the divide to the 1970s and go on to win the World Freestyle Championship in Long Beach in 1977. Known for his signature blond locks and mustache, Bob also placed third in senior men’s freestyle at the first Bahne-Cadillac Del Mar Nationals in 1975, a contest made famous by the Dogtown and Z-Boys documentary. Bob also appeared in the cult classic Skateboard Kings documentary in ’78, and rode for OP Sunwear, memorably sharing his ad in Skateboarder with Bahne teammate and fellow ’77 freestyle world champion, Ellen Berryman.
An accomplished musician, Bob later worked at Sterling Sound in Encinitas, a few doors up from La Paloma Theater. He continued to follow his passions up until he passed away on May 28, 1996. After issuing his iconic Bob Mohr Bullet model in the ’70s, Bahne reissued it in 2008 to the joy of skaters and collectors worldwide. In tribute to Bob, fellow La Costa staple and longtime friend Denis Shufeldt said, “Rest in peace, Bob Mohr, and thanks for your incredible contributions to skateboarding.”