Hobie’s dream was born in his parents’ garage in 1950, when he decided to apply his love of woodworking to the sport of surfing. Dad backed out the Buick to make room for a shipment of balsawood, and Hobie got out his drawknife and carved out his very first surfboard. It seems incredible that one man’s vision could provide so much fun for watermen and women the world over, but in that department, Hobie Alter stands alone. He didn’t just create toys, he created a way of life, a new way of looking at our watery world. Inspired by the wanderlust surf lifestyle, the Hobie Swim line offers a variety of fashion-forward styles that stay true to its Southern California surf roots. By pairing the trendy silhouettes with bold prints, the line appeals to anyone from the active surfer girl to the pool party-goer.