2001 ASP World Champ CJ Hobgood joins DFS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 November, 2013 : - - DFS has announced today that 2001 ASP World Tour Champion C.J. Hobgood has joined the DFS Movement Team. Clifton James “C.J.” Hobgood of Satellite Beach, Florida has been a World Tour Surfer since 1999 and won the World Tour Championship in 2001.
Hobgood joins other World Tour pros like Brett Simpson and Travis Logie on the DFS Movement Team. C.J. explains,” Surfing saved my life from a world of drugs and anything unhealthy. I loved surfing so much I didn’t want to do anything that would ruin it and take that experience away.” Hobgood continues,” If DFS can help remind kids of this and the reality that surfing could be snatched away from them if doing drugs, then I’m in.”
Hobgood, is no stranger to great causes, C.J. also surfs and spreads the word about the battles of suicide, depression and addiction through another organization, “To Write Love on Her Arms”, C.J. says, “ I have been working with TWLOHA for many years now and I’ve had many heavy discussions with people all over the world about these problems.” “I feel comfortable in listening to their stories and giving them the outlet to tell their stories, just for them to have someone to talk to can change their lives.”
DFS founder John Salanoa, “We are so lucky to have someone like C.J. join the team. When I received the email back from C.J. that he was on board I knew we were headed to the next level. Having someone like him and a World Champion will definitely help us get the word out, that there is another way to live within this extreme sports lifestyle.”
Salanoa continues, “It takes a lot for these guys to step up and place stickers on their boards to show support and for the groms to see. The impact C.J. is going to have on kids as they see that sticker on his board is immeasurable.”