Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was 80 at the time of his passing. The International Hobie Class Association published a Hobie Alter Tribute.
Our condolences to the Alter family and Hobie’s loved ones. He will truly be missed.