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Exhibit celebrates 'Hobie' Alter

Updated: April 27, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
By Jeff DiNunzio | ESPN Action Sports

The mid-1900s alteration of modern surfboard composition -- from dense, heavy balsa wood to fiberglass encased foam cores -- incubated largely inside the imaginations of two men: Hobart "Hobie" Alter, creator of Hobie Surfboards, and Clark Foam founder Gordon "Grubby" Clark.

For the next two and a half months, the Surfing Heritage Foundation (SHF) in San Clemente, Calif., will be celebrating that seismic shift in surfing history. Its "Innovations of Hobie" exhibit is running at ...

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