Despite stepping away from the world tour, Damien Hobgood remains one of the best in the business. When these Southern Hemisphere dream swells stormed through Indo, Damo put on an absolute clinic.
The Hobgoods scored some of the best G-Land we’ve seen in over a decade while filming for their new movie.
In an event dominated by the international invitees, Mega Semadhi was the lone local Indonesian surfer to reach the final of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang. But when the final horn sounded, it was Mega who came out on top, claiming his second title in the past three times the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest has been held.
Damien Hobgood on another standout barrel at Cloudbreak.
Deep bottom turns and even deeper barrels, Damien Hobgood goes haywire in surfing’s hallowed archipelago.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday (11th and 12th Aug.) a medium size swell brought good waves to Bali. A fun practice session for the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge that started today (Aug. 13th) and for the Rip Curl Padang Cup, whose waiting period is ON.
A large, high period, NW Swell hit the North Shore of Hawaii on Black Friday the 29th of November and if ever there was a time to prove yourself, it was this day. Pipeline was pumping with second and third reef wash-throughs keeping everyone on their toes. Standouts from the sesison were Pipeline specialists Jamie O’brien and John John Florence as well as CT’ guys, Damien Hobgood, Mick Fanning and Nat Young.
C.J. Hobgood (USA), 32, is without question considered one of the best right-foot-forward surfers of all time. The 2001 ASP World Champion’s signature style and prowess in heavy barrels has secured his position among the ASP World Title hopefuls for well over a decade and recently SURFER Magazine caught up with Hobgood to get his expertise on which goofies have have the greatest impact on the sport. Hobgood broke down the details for SURFER Magazine with his Top 10 picks. This… is their story…