Surfboard, sailboat innovator Hobart 'Hobie' Alter dies in California at 80

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: March 30, 2014 - 10:30 PM

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Hobart "Hobie" Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the "Hobie Cat" sailboat, has died. He was 80.

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