July 2, 2007


Filed under: Damien Hobgood — wpssuperblog @ 7:59 pm


Well, just got back from Chile which was a really cool place. It was a really unique place with good people, good food, and plenty of powerful waves, making a pretty good combination.

The wave where the contest was held was probably the most dangerous wave any of us have ever surfed.

There was nothing easy about it!

1. From the get-go, the channel out was filled with urchins and mussels .
2. Then the wave wasn’t really perfect and if it would close out or clamp you.
3. Either putting you on the bottom or washing you up on dry rocks.

Local fans check an empty one from the safety of dry land.  Andre Z.
Local fans check an empty one from the safety of dry land. Andre Z.

I thought I was going to get away from that place injury-free but on my last wave of the event I hit the bottom really hard with my knee. I think it is just bruised and hopefully will be good by J-Bay but I will be going no matter what.

I flew back to California, getting some new boards, then tomorrow will go to Florida. After that, going to take the long trip over to South Africa with the family which should be fun with my one-year-old on an 18-hour plane flight.

I’ve taken many trips with her already but never one this long so it should be interesting. Let you know how it all plays out.





  1. Congrats on the 2nd Place in Chile!!!! Happy traveling, hope the little on isn’t too fussy on the flight, and good luck ing J-Bay!!!!

    Comment by Cristen — July 2, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

  2. Good work in Chile Damo! Maybe you should have more events at heavy gnarly breaks, they seem to suit your style, it worked out as a good substitute for Tavarua. Take it to em in JBay and then on to your ‘home’ event! H

    Comment by himmy — July 4, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

  3. Hey Damo, well done in Chile and good luck. I fly from the Caribbean (add 12 hours before you get onto the flightin NY) to SA reasonably regularly. We’ve done it with our girls a couple of times too. All I can say is – good luck, but at least this year will be easier than next year (terrible two’s, just learnt to walk, etc.). In any event, have a great time in SA and go rip J-Bay!

    Comment by Johan — July 5, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: