OC Register - Hobie Alter memorial statue, a tribute to a global surf-and-sail icon, unveiled in Dana Point

 The Hobie Memorial Statue is titled "Hobie Riding the Wave of Success" in Dana Point on Monday, December 3, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

The bronze statue looming over Jeff Alter had a serious, focused look on its face while navigating a small sailboat — not on the water, but on land.

Monuments to come will pay tribute to a handful of other surfing influences, like Dale Velzy, surf pioneer Phil Edwards, surfboard maker, Bruce Brown, creator of “Endless Summer”  and John Severson, the late founder of Surfer magazine.

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