Floridian surfer and former world number 4, Damien Hobgood (Fl, USA) has claimed his fifth ASP World Tour event victory by taking out the Prime-rated Telstra Drug Aware Pro ahead of local, Yadin Nicol (WA, AUS), at Margaret River in West Australia today.
"I've been coming to Margaret River since I was 13-years-old. It's right up there with home and the North Shore for my favourite places" said Hobgood on the podium.
"Thank you to the West Australian government, it's so awesome that you get behind surfing like this, Back home surfing is so small.
"It wasn't really much of a final - I'm sure Yadin is bummed, it would have been great to battle it out- I saw that it was getting smaller and just wanted to go out and get some scores under my belt - I stuck to my game plan and it worked."