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Hobie Alter, Surfing and Sailing Pioneer, Dies at 80

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, whose innovations revolutionized surfing and sailing, died in California on Saturday at the age of 80. Alter died in his home in Palm Desert on Saturday after a long bout with cancer. In 1958, Alter worked with Gordon “Grubby” Clark  to perfect the first polyurethane foam surfboards. Their alternative to the heavier balsa wood model was faster, less expensive, …

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