Robert Pattinson's Striking Malibu Outing: Surf's Up! (Watch) 1Robert Pattinson is no Taylor Lautner in the shirtless department, but he held his own during an outing on Malibu beach over the weekend, where he was spotted frolicking in the surf and paddle boarding among the waves.

It was a rare public sighting of the Twilight vampire movie hunk, who looked pasty white and a bit thick around the middle.

Rob was also sporting a fairly full beard, and for once the pesky paparazzi and overbearing fans were kept at bay by the water. Rob look like a solitary figure paddling away over the smooth, virtually wave-free water.

Pattinson has been laying low since he finished filming his latest picture “Cosmopolis” and toured to promote Breaking Dawn, Part 1. He also seems more relaxed and a little less coy about being seen in public with girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

Undoubtedly, Rob is hoping the din surrounding his work in the “Twilight” films has given him back some of his anonymity, if only until the fall, when Breaking Dawn, Part 2 hits theaters in November.

After paddleboarding, Rob went for a run along the beach. Despite his healthy activity, Rob and Kristen were spotted smoke again, during during an outing last week. Earlier reports claimed they had quit smoking.

Rob passed on the Kids Choice Awards, leaving Kristen to attend alone. Check out his paddle boarding skills below.