C. J. Hobgood
|Born||Clifton James Hobgood|
July 6, 1979
Melbourne, Florida, United States
|Residence||Melbourne, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Best year||Champion – 2001|
|Sponsors||Globe, Smith eyewear, Vestal Watches, FCS fins, DaKine, To Write Love On Her Arms, Quiet Flight Surfboards|
|Major achievements||ASP World Tour Champion 2001|
ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year 1999
|Favorite maneuvers||Airs 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.
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. 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 recently won the 2007 US Open of Surfing. He has also recently 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.
|WSL Championship Tour Event Wins|
|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|
- Surfers Bible stories Archived December 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Surfersbible.info.
- – ASP.com Website CJ Hobgood Archived 2008-02-23 at the Portuguese Web Archive
- C.J. Hoobgood Profile[permanent dead link]. Surfline.com.
- 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.
| Association of Surfing Professionals World Champion (men's)