Trefz, Patrick

Versatile, cosmopolitan surf photographer and filmmaker from Santa Cruz, California. "The highest possible level of commitment has become Patrick's trademark," writer Brad Melekian said of Trefz in 2007. "He climbs hillsides, hikes through trees, risks a day's worth of perfect swell to capture an esoteric instant. His images are so captivating that it's easy to forget that somebody had to shoot the photo."

Trefz was born (1970) in Düsseldorf, the son of a photographer, and was raised in Germ...