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Five things you never knew about the Hobgood brothers

| posted on July 11, 2011

As monozygotic twins, the brothers Hobgood truly know each other like the back of their hands. Photo: Joli

Damien According to CJ:

1. He’s left-handed, which makes him stronger with his left hand a better backside barrel rider as goofies control their rail with their left hand.

2. He’s extremely patient, and it’s hard to really piss him off.

3. He’s always scratching and/or playing with his balls. Most of the time he doesn’t know he’s doing it until you point it out.

4. He has absolutely no style and wouldn’t even know if something looked good.

5. He can kick my butt and he always was the stronger one. When he does get mad, which isn’t often, I just run—I’m faster because he’s fatter.

Although Damien apparently has no style, he certainly carries himself with distinction in the tube at Off the Wall. Photo: Noyle

CJ According to Damien:

1. He smells everything. He’s always smelling his hands.

2. He has a few nicknames: Snapper Head, when he would get all mad at me, and Springo because he fell through the springs of a trampoline at a party once and his legs were dangling while stuck in the springs. Everyone at party saw and was laughing.

3. He zones out. Sometimes I think he is on another planet. I will call his name and he wont answer—just zoned out.

4. He’s smart. I think that is where his smarts come from—because he’s always zoning out, thinking.

5. I would say he is a more talented surfer than me, but I’m a harder worker so it evens out.

Springo sets up for a monstrous tube in Tahiti. Photo: Joli

  • Earl of Sandwich

    #6: Both twins did not show up at the swell of the year at Cloudbreak, thus not appearing on any surfing website in the past week where these epic photos have been showing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Ibprius?feature=mhee Pedro

    #7: If they did show up for the swell of the year at Cloudbreak, they would have put on a clinic.

  • http://www.yankaus.com Mik

    aren’t there another 32 WCT pro surfers worth covering? No offense but what qualifies the Hobgoods as being the center of the surf media universe? Seriously. We’ve been Hobgooded into a stupor. what about guys like Kai Otton, Ace Buchan, Alejo Muniz. Chris Davidson, Adam Melling, etc. ? How did they get so damn good?

  • @mik, there is nothing intristing about the surfers you are refering to… but if you ever see a hobgood surf in person, you might learn something.

  • There

    @ … Yeah, those guys just all surf better than the Hobgoods now, how interesting is that? What do you think this is, a surf magazine? Mik, you are so lame for not knowing that this is “Chas in Charge”, the idiotic sitcom from the new millennia. Get on board ya tool…Who likes surfing anymore anyway? By the way Pedro, while I do agree that they would have put on a clinic at Cloudbreak, Gally still didn’t fix the whole “rail” thing with them…

  • Frank the tank

    scratching at his balls all day, classic!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Ibprius?feature=mhee DonPedro

    @Mik…hahaha. What qualifies CJ and Damien as being center of the surf media? The answer is unnervingly simple- THEY GO. They go on the heaviest waves, on the heaviest days, and make them. When they don’t, they take massive beatings, I love watching the Hobgoods because everytime I’ve seen them surf, they’re stepping outside of their comfort zone. They shred small and big waves. Those names you mentioned don’t have the work ethic The Goods do, nor the heavywater skills of the Hobgoods. Plain and simple…brah.

  • whamo

    Surfline is making SURFER magazine look like kuks. Surfline has Tavura tubes while SURFER runs these inane articles on aging twins.

  • Summer

    hey whamo, go back to surfline and get your surf porn

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