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Hobie Signs 3x Longboard World Champion Colin McPhillips to Its Team

| posted on January 07, 2010

San Juan Capistrano, CA (January 6, 2010) — Hobie is proud to announce the signing of 3 time World Longboard Champion Colin McPhillips as the newest addition to its team of premier surfers and watermen. Colin will be representing Hobie Polarized sunglasses, Hobie Surfboards and Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards.

“Hobie is the leader in the world of Surfboard and Stand Up Paddleboard design and I look forward to my future in surfing with them. I am so stoked to be part of the Hobie family,” mentions McPhillips.

Colin is currently working with Hobie shaper Mark Johnson on 3 signature high performance Stand Up Paddle surf models, and 3 signature Hobie Surfboard models shaped by legendary Hobie shaper Terry Martin. The new models will make their debut at the January Surf Expo Tradeshow and available to retailers Spring 2010.

“We are stoked to have Colin on board for both Surfboards and Stand Up Paddleboards; Colin and I have had a great long-term surfer/ shaper relationship. Colin is a perfect fit for Hobie, he embodies the positive nature of both Surfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding,” mentions Hobie shaper Mark Johnson.

Hobie Designs President Jeff Alter comments, “In the many years I have known Colin, I have always wanted him to be part of our team. He is a great person in and around the water, very approachable and represents the Hobie Brand exactly as we see it.”

Colin joins a prestigious 60 year legacy that includes current team riders Chuck Patterson, Byron Kurt, Tommy Lloy, Tyler Warren, Bucky Barry and T.J. & Bryce Saeman.