Hobgood, Damien

Dynamic goofyfoot pro surfer from Satellite Beach, Florida; world-ranked #4 inĀ 2005; identical twin brother to 2001 world champion CJ Hobgood. Damien was born (1979) in Melbourne Beach, Florida, raised in Satellite Beach, began bodyboarding at age five and stand-up surfing at six.

Damien and CJ both came to the attention of the surf world in 1991 by taking the top two slots in the menehune division of the Eastern Surfing Association Championships (CJ beat Damien). Both were top-rated amateur...