"In the short time I’ve known Hobie I’ve had to pick my jaw up off the floor more times than I can remember—and I’m not the only one. Every spot this kid encounters he nonchalantly utterly annihilates. Hobie’s skill on a BMX bike makes it easy for you to pay attention to him. And his enthusiasm, appreciation, and awesome attitude make it even easier for you to like him. I had Hobie on my radar after my initial exposure to him at the first Tip Plus Ham-Am jam in 2014. A year later he showed up and killed it again, only this time he stuck around town long enough for me to actually meet him. Hobie has been holding down some floor space at the Cement Face house in Long Beach for a few weeks, where he’s been blazing through the streets, making friends, having fun, and filming for the S&M DVD and his Ride Spotlight. So rest assured you’ll be seeing a lot more of Hobie in 2016."
Photography & Words by Jeff Zielinski