When Damien Hobgood put down his motorbike he vowed to become one of the top ten surfers in the world. Twin brother C.J. is a former world champion but Hobgood has scored Rookie of the Year (2000) and Most Improved (2001).
Starting at the age of 13, the twins traveled with their parents to Hawaii, where the brothers could work on their surfing skills. Hobgood graduated early from high school so he could spend more time training. The brothers share a ranch house in Satellite Beach, Florida where Hobgood uses his handyman skills to fix things around the place.