Hobgood Announces Retirement

After 17 years on the Championship Tour, 2001 World Champion C.J. Hobgood (USA) announced that he will be retiring from competition at the end of the 2015 season. As a show of appreciation for some of his fellow competitors and personal heroes, he will be wearing other surfers' jerseys on occasion. For his Round 1 heat of the Fiji Pro, Hobgood paddled out wearing fellow Floridian Kelly Slater's #11.

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