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 Post subject: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:13 pm 
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http://www.grindtv.com/action-sports/surf/post/r-i-p-hobie-alter-pioneer-of-the-surfing-lifestyle/


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:13 am 
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omg hobie you will be missed by all. you have inspired many thank you so much.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:18 am 
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At the age of 13 in the early 60's all I ever wanted was a Hobie surfboard but I knew my parents could never afford it. 100 bucks was all the money in the world back then. I found a job delivering newspapers. It took me months to save up for a used Hobie. I went on to cats and kayaks. Most of the outdoor fun I've had in life had something to do with a Hobie product. RIP Hobie Alter. :(


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:49 pm 
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He is my hero. He found a way to make a comfortable living doing what he loved.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:11 am 
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Thanks for the links... wouldn't it be great if his son could produce a decal we all could affix to our hulls in remembrance .....

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:36 am 
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RIP Hobie!
Living in the UK, I found myself in the fortunate and shall we say envied and thus popular position, due to receiving a Hobie skateboard for my birthday back in the 70's. Only kid in the street, oh wait town to have one, but not for long :-)
I am now the proud owner of a H16.

Thanks for all the fun times, Sir Hobart "Hobie" Alter.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:27 am 
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waldorf wrote:
Thanks for the links... wouldn't it be great if his son could produce a decal we all could affix to our hulls in remembrance .....

I second this!

Maybe something that looks like salute to him for all he has done for us working stiffs that need a way to blow off steam and remember what FUN is.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:45 am 
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ASDASC wrote:
waldorf wrote:
Thanks for the links... wouldn't it be great if his son could produce a decal we all could affix to our hulls in remembrance .....

I second this!

Maybe something that looks like salute to him for all he has done for us working stiffs that need a way to blow off steam and remember what FUN is.

Tribute decals would be a huge hit.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:09 am 
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We would be looking to the Hobie Family to create a tribute sticker...

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:31 am 
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:59 am 
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I would be more than happy to purchase a sticker for the boats. I'd say get them made up. Charge 20$ a pop and donate proceeds to a charity of the family's choice.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:51 pm 
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The paddle out sticker was done by Hobie Cat just for the Paddle Out.

Any additional memorial sticker has to be up to the Hobie family.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:11 am 
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At the age of 12 in the late 60's I got my first surfboard...a 10'6" Hobie. I think it weighed more than I did and I had to borderline drag it across the sand to the water.That board started a string of lifetime memories. Thanks Hobie. Rest in peace.


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