Thousands of surfers and sailors have honored the life of Hobie Alter in an impressive memorial paddle-out, at Doheny State Beach, California. The man who teamed up with Gordon Clark to use polyurethane foam in modern surfboards had only one wish: a traditional Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony after he died. “It was unbelievable. It was unbelievable. I knew there’d be quite a few people here, I didn’t think this many, so it’s a great day,”, says Hobie Jr, reliving the hundreds of flowers in the water and raised paddles in the air.
Surfers and sailors honor the life of Hobie Alter