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Hobie Buchannon is a character in Baywatch.

He is the son of Mitch Buchannon and his ex-wife Gayle, who enjoys surfing, looks up to his dad and often gets caught in unexpected circumstances.

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Season One[]

In Hobie's first appearance he was shown to have a love for the beach and sea and wanted to be a lifeguard just like his dad however Hobie's mum was against it.

Season Two[]

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Baywatch Hawaii[]

Season One[]

Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding[]


  • According to David Hasselhoff, the role of Hobie was almost given to Leonardo DiCaprio after Brandon Call left the series.
  • Hobie was the second character to have more than one actor portrayal, the first being Gina Pomeroy.
  • Hobie was named after famous surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer Hobart "Hobie" Alter who was also the founder of the famous Hobie company.
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