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