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Obituary: Hobie Alter, 80

By Andrew Asch | April 3, 2014

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, 80, passed away March 29 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was one of the innovators of the sport of surfing and also opened one of California’s first surf shops.

Tilly’s Reports 17.1 Percent Increase in 2nd-Q Total Net Sales, Names New CFO

Jennifer Ehrhardt has been named chief financial officer of Irvine, Calif.–based teen surf chain Tilly’s, succeeding Bill Langsdorf, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.

Quiksilver’s Rating Cut

B.Riley & Co. forecast that sales will be weak for the Back-to-School season, and an analyst for the Los Angeles–based financial-services company cut his rating for Quiksilver Inc. from “buy” to “neutral.”

Miami Heat

Miami Heat

Hottest Swim Trends from Cruise '14

Billabong's Naude Resigns

Billabong's Naude Resigns

Paul Naude, Billabong International Ltd.’s longtime director and president of Billabong’s Irvine, Calif.–based Americas division, resigned from the surfwear giant.

Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35

Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35

Taryn Corby Hawk, 35, died in a motorcycle accident July 26 after he left the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.

Runway Wrap

Runway Wrap

Runway coverage from Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week Bows With New Trade Shows and Expanded Schedule

Miami Swim Week Bows With New Trade Shows and Expanded Schedule

More, more, more” seemed to be the theme at Miami Swim Week

Quiksilver Loses in Trademark Case Over Kelly Slater VSTR Line

Quiksilver Loses in Trademark Case Over Kelly Slater VSTR Line

Surfwear giant Quiksilver splashed and crashed in a trademark infringement case that pitted its relatively new VSTR apparel line promoted by surfer Kelly Slater against a similar clothing label called Visitor.

Miami Swim Week Cruise ‘14

Miami Swim Week Cruise ‘14

The swim shows are underway in Miami Beach with runway shows and parties, as well as three trade shows.

Former Oakley Chief to Helm Billabong, Dakine Sold

Former Oakley Chief to Helm Billabong, Dakine Sold

Former Oakley CEO Scott Olivet named CEO and managing director of surf giant Billabong International Ltd., which sold its Dakine brand as part of the deal.

Cruise Chic

Cruise Chic

Swimwear gets chic for Cruise with the season’s hottest trends.

Game Point

Game Point

Win the swim challenge with this season’s athletic-inspired suits.

Game Point | Behind the Scenes

Game Point | Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Swim Shorts 2014

The business of swimwear.

Riding the Retail Wave

Riding the Retail Wave

It can be challenging to stay afloat if you’re a swimwear retailer limited to basically one season: summer. Swim ‘n Sport seems to have developed the right formula for success.