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- Contract covers clothing, eyewear and wetsuits
Fox, the brand known for its innovative products and championship heritage, is proud to welcome Damien Hobgood to its global surf team. The 2000 ASP Rookie of the Year and 4-time WCT event winner, Hobgood is one of the elite surfers qualified for the 2011 ASP Dream Tour and brings more than a decade of pro surf experience to Fox.
“We are really excited to have Damien join our Fox surf program,” says John Fox, Director of Men's Design. “His dedication to the sport is omnipresent. He is one of the most exciting surfers in any type of condition and is always a threat at every pro tour stop. Damien also has tremendous work ethic, and supports the core of the sport in many different ways. We are looking forward to supporting his world tour effort and working with him to make our product even better.”
One of the most respected barrel riders on the pro-tour, Hobgood joins Bede Durbidge, Ian Walsh, and Eric Geiselman on the Fox global surf team. His multiyear contract for clothing, eyewear and wetsuits further solidifies the company’s commitment to the surf market.
"I just feel real honored and blessed to be a part of the Fox team,” says Hobgood. “There are some awesome athletes that I’m going to be associated with and it’s an awesome company. I feel really fortunate. I'm looking to take my surfing to the next level and doing it with Fox—it's going to be fun.”
One of the top 25 surfers of all time, Damien Hobgood hails from Satellite Beach, Florida and is the identical twin brother of 2004 ASP World tChampion C.J. Hobgood. Though he has been competing with his brother since birth—and in Eastern Surfing Association and National Scholastic Surfing Association surf events since he was twelve years old—Damien joined the professional surf world’s ASP World Qualifying Series in 1998. After just two years on the WQS, Hobgood qualified for the ASP World Championship Tour in 2000.
While on the WCT, Damien Hobgood has won four events—most recently in 2007 at Teahupo’o, Tahiti; in 2006 and 2004 at Cloudbreak in Tavarua, Fiji; and in 2005 at Imbituba, Brazil. Always consistent, Hobgood has finished in the top 16 nine times with a total of five top-ten finishes in his past eleven seasons on the pro tour.
He currently resides in San Diego with his wife, son, and daughter.