Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves

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A reader-supported surf publication founded in 1992, The Surfer’s Journal is vivid, authoritative, and independent. The goal of each 132-page bimonthly edition? A completely resolved composition. Balance. Color. Story. And purist surf energy from Page One to close-of-book.

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Hobie Alter’s genius and innovation shaped and changed the entire cultures of surfing and sailing.

Hobie, both the man and the brand, created an empire encompassing surfboards, catamarans, monohull sailboats, powered craft, radio-controlled model gliders, apparel, sunglasses, and much more. This was just the foundation for many other amazing endeavors in the incredible life story of a California surfer whose prime motivation was always, “To build them a toy, and a game to play with it.”

  • Hard cover
  • 296 pages
  • 10 x 14 inches
  • Published by Croul Publications