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Hobie Alter dies at 80; revolutionized surfing

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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:30 pm

LOS ANGELES - Two words - surfboards and Hobie - were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport.

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