Hobie Alter

1933 – 2014

Hobie Alter was an American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer, creator of the modern day surfboard and the Hobie Cat catamarans, and founder of the Hobie company.

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“If it’s fun it’s never work.  And if it’s not fun, it will never work.”  

hobie alter motorized surfboard
hobie alter motorized skateboard

“People laughed at me for setting up a surf shop.”

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American Inventor Hobie Alter