C. J. Hobgood

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C.J. Hobgood
Personal information
BornClifton James Hobgood
(1979-07-06) July 6, 1979 (age 40)
Melbourne, Florida, United States
ResidenceMelbourne, Florida, United States
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Surfing career
Years active1999–2015
Best yearChampion – 2001
SponsorsGlobe, Smith eyewear, Vestal Watches, FCS fins, DaKine, To Write Love On Her Arms, Quiet Flight Surfboards
Major achievementsASP World Tour Champion 2001
ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year 1999
Surfing specifications
Shaper(s)Bruce Regan
Favorite maneuversAirs and Barrels

Clifton James "C.J." Hobgood (born July 6, 1979) is a World Surf League (WSL) World Championship surfer. He has a twin brother, Damien. They both compete in top-tier professional surfing events around the world.[1]

C.J. Hobgood entered his first surfing contest in 1989 and made the Open Boys final. He placed second in a national competition the following year. He won several other championships and in 1998 he was selected as the model for the new National Scholastic Surfing Association logo. In 1999, CJ was the Association Surfer Professionals Rookie of the Year.[2] In 2001 he won the WSL World Championship. He currently resides in Satellite Beach, Florida with his wife and daughter, near his younger brother Travis, his younger sister Marissa, and his parents.

Along with surfing, Hobgood also plays tennis, and his filmography includes Noah's Ark, The Outsiders produced by Walkingonwater.org, Down the Barrel (2007), Inaugural Hobgood Challenge (2007), Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere. He has won the 2007 US Open of Surfing. He has also won the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Part of the Van's Triple Crown of Surfing Competition, in Hawaii in 2008.

The Hobgoods both graduated from Satellite High School in 1997.[3] Also, they previously operated The Goods Surf and Skate in Indialantic, Florida.[4]

He joined the Christian surfers movement.[1]

WSL Championship Tour Event Wins
Year Event Venue Country
2000 Quiksilver Pro France Hossegor  France
2004 Billabong Pro Tahiti Teahupoo  French Polynesia
2004 Quiksilver Pro Japan Chiba  Japan
2008 Billabong Pro Mundaka Mundaka  Spain


  1. ^ a b Surfers Bible stories Archived December 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Surfersbible.info.
  2. ^ – ASP.com Website CJ Hobgood Archived 2008-02-23 at the Portuguese Web Archive
  3. ^ C.J. Hoobgood Profile[permanent dead link]. Surfline.com.
  4. ^ C.J. and Damien Hobgood Celebrate First Anniversary Party for "The Goods Surf & Skate" in Florida[permanent dead link]. Surfline.com (2007-10-24). Retrieved on 2014-05-10.
Preceded by
Sunny Garcia
Association of Surfing Professionals World Champion (men's)
Succeeded by
Andy Irons