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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Boat Building News

R.I.P. Hobie Alter, master and pioneer of the surfing lifestyle

He gained fame as the Henry Ford of surfing, but didn't stop there

Hobie Alter got his start making wood surfboards in the late 40s, but revolutionized the board building process in the 50s, helping launch a multi-billion dollar industry. Photo: Surfer magazine archives


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