CONGRATULATIONS CJ!The former 2001 World Champion, CJ Hobgood, is on fire! With style and grace, he shredded the shit out of Sunset today and was unstoppable from start to first place finish! That's right folks, CJ won the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing today at Sunset Beach, Hawaii! When watching CJ on the live web cast today, it was evident that he was completely focused, energized, and determined to pull of this win. With a sick backside tube scoring him a 9.33 in his first heat of the day against his brother Damien and local boy Marcus Hickman, he set the standard of shralp for the day and did not slow down for a single second! His victory winning wave that he snagged with minutes left in the final was a monstrous bitch that warbled like Rosanne Bar at Sizzler! Not only did he make the drop, he freaking did the gnarliest snap on what could have easily been a 12 ft wave at least(Roy Powers and the crew inthe web cast booth claim it was the biggest wave of the day). With a pretty good turn out at Haleiwa and a phenomenal win today at Sunset, CJ is now standing in second in contention for winning the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing! Just a smidget behind Maui boy Dusty Payne...
My hats of to CJ today for a stellar performance and I wish him the best of luck at Pipe and the rest of the Triple Crown!
More updates coming soon
What a great day! THIS IS SURFING!