Hobie Alter, a man, a twentieth century waterman, a craftsman, a visionary, and an inventor.He created a craft that made getting on the water fun and now the name Hobie has transcended from the man, to a movement, to a lifestyle, to a Hobie way of life.
In 1982, Hobie Alter, standing on a beach in Dana Point California, had already revolutionized fun on the water with his surfboards and Hobie Cat catamaran. It was from this beach that he developed Hobie Polarized sunglasses with one true unwavering vision; to make a pair of high performing sunglasses that had one important goal….who ever wore them would have more fun on the water.
Our mission at Hobie® Polarized remains true to the values set forth by Hobie Alter many years ago. Build high quality, high functioning polarized sunglasses that will make getting on the water more fun.
See the Hobie journey below.