Hobart "Hobie" Alter is probably best known for his work with foam and fiberglass surfboards in the late 1950s and early '60s. But, he didn't stop there. Surf writer Scott Hulet noted in a 1997 profile of Hobie for Longboard magazine that in addition to being a good surfer, tandem rider and shaper, "Hobie's genius hinged on invention, experimentation, and follow-through."
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Labels: 1950s, 1960s, fiberglass surfboard, foam, Hobie Alter, Hobie Cat, paddling, sailing, shaper, skateboarding, tandem