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Man who shaped Southern Calif. surf culture dies at 80

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A man who helped shape Southern California's surf culture with innovative surfboard and sailboat designs has died.

Hobie Alter came to be known as "The Henry Ford of surfing" after his groundbreaking creations helped modernize and revolutionize the sport.

In this CBS News 8 video story, Shawn Styles takes a look back at his life and his legacy.

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