Hobie vs Velzy vs the IRS

Hobie Alter, unlike fellow boardmaker Dale Velzy, was earnest and respectable, and his shop was as clean as Alter himself was clean-cut.

Surfing's boom period was well and truly underway. While plenty of the sport's trendsetters scavenged and hustled their way through the 1950s, the fast-growing majority in what was already being identified as America’s fastest-growing sport consisted of teenagers on generous weekly allowances, with decent-paying summer jobs, whose middle-class parents were themselves enjoying an unprecedented amou...

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