Surfboard, sailboat innovator 'Hobie' Alter dies (5)

USA TODAY 2014.03.31 08:59
AP A Hobie Cat sailboat cruises off the beach in Kailua, Hawaii.(Photo: Marco Garcia, AP) PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) - Hobart "Hobie" Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the "Hobie Cat" sailboat, has died.
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