Hobart Alter

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Birthday
31, 1933
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 29, 2014 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1933
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 29, 2014 (80)

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About

Sailing pioneer most famous as the founder of the catamaran company Hobie Cat. He is credited with creating the process through which foam and fiberglass surfboards are created.

Before Fame

He grew up in Ontario, California and began crafting surf boards out of balsa in the early 50's.

Trivia

He was also a competitive surfer who made the Guinness Book of World Records by surfing the wake of a motorboat for twenty-six miles.

Family Life

He had three children.

Associated With

His company was the inspiration for the name of Jeremy Jackson's character, Hobie Buchannon, on the hit TV series Baywatch.

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