Surfers riveted to FIFA World Cup action

Updated: July 8, 2010, 1:27 PM ET
By Jon Coen

There are certain sporting events that seem to really resonate within surfing. Of course, there was the infamous "Laker Riot" at the 2001 Surf Summit in Cabo San Lucas, where Californian surf industry heads were ejected from the Royal Solaris Hotel while watching the Lakers swat Iverson and the Sixers in the NBA finals. Then there's the upcoming September 19th Jags/Chargers game that half the waveriding population of North Florida are flying to San Diego for. I even had a good chat with CJ Hobgood ...

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