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CJ Hobgood

Photograph By ASP/Cestari

CJ Hobgood came into the Quik Pro with a chip on his shoulder. The former world champ has been eager to show the world that he still has plenty of fight left in him after more than a decade on tour. Surfing all the way to the quarterfinals, eventually Hobgood's momentum would be stalled by Burrow, but not before he locked in a fifth-place result to get his season off on the right foot.