Hobart “Hobie” Alter began shaping balsa wood surfboards out his father’s garage in Laguna Beach, California in 1950. Hobie is a premier fun-in-the-sun lifestyle brand with an Authentic American Heritage. As an innovator in and out of the water for over 60 years, Hobie makes great products like Catamarans, Kayaks, Surfboards, Sunglasses and Apparel. The Hobie Bag and Travel Collection features the best in quality, performance, function and style. No matter where you are in the world, Hobie bags, luggage and travel accessories allows you take your fun from one adventure to another. Hobie, Since 1950…Still the Best Ride.