Famous for co-founding a Southern California surf shop known as Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions, he is also notable for establishing the Z-Boys competitive skateboarding team.
He and Jeff Ho opened their famous surf shop in 1973 in Santa Monica, California.
He made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown.
Born Derrick Patrick Engbloom, he grew up in Los Angeles, California.
Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams was one of the original members of Engblom's Z-Boys team.