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Hobie Surfboards


Dominating boardmaking company from the late 1950s to the early '70s, founded by surfer and ocean sports industrialist Hobie Alter, and headquartered in Dana Point, California. Alter started building and selling balsa boards out of his parents' Laguna Beach garage in 1950. Three years later, his father bought him a small plot of land on Pacific Coast Highway in nearby Dana Point, a town with only two other businesses at the time. Alter designed and built a small factory/retail building, and H...