Hobart Alter

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Hobart "Hobie" Alter (October 31, 1933 – March 29, 2014) was an American inventor and businessman. He was a pioneer in the surfboard shaping industry. He was the creator of the Hobie Cat catamarans and founder of the Hobie company. He was born in Ontario, California.

Alter died on March 29, 2014 in Palm Desert, California from cancer, aged 80.[1]

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  1. Anton, Mike (30 March 2014). "Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture". Los Angeles Times.