Hobie Alter is a visionary, and has changed the way we live, play and compete on the water. In the 1950's, he saw a better way to ride waves so he pioneered the modern surfboard. Faced with encountering his true love of the water without adequate sun and glare protection, Hobie set out to create the world's finest polarized sunglass. Hobie Polarized has become an integral part of connecting water sport enthusiasts to the water by providing a new kind of vision: clearer, sharper and more precise. For 30 years, Hobie has stood for the finest polarized sunglasses available. Hobie Polarized is the only choice for water enthusiasts since 1982.