CJ Hobgood may have an identical twin, but he’s still one a kind. He’s the 2001 World Champion. A man of many covers. The guy who pushed paddle-in surfing at Teahupo’o, years before pushing paddle-in surfing was even close to being en vogue. He’s one of the nicest, most genuine people you’ll ever meet and he’s retiring from the WCT — that last bit hurt, didn’t it? CJ made the painful announcement today at the 2015 WSL Fiji Pro and we just thought you should know. We’ll bring you more information on CJ’s decision and his future endeavors soon. Until then let’s just watch him work his wizardry in Fiji, shall we?
CJ Hobgood outruns a lip/and or life on tour. Photo: Damea Dorsey