Hobgood Signs With Toyota Escondido

Damien Hobgood

Look for World Tour surfer Damien Hobgood ripping around town in his new Toyota truck from Toyota of Escondido. Photo: Checkwood

Damien Hobgood Signs With Toyota Escondido

Toyota Escondido Action Sports is proud to announce the signing of Professional Surfer Damien Hobgood.

Toyota Escondido Action Sports, active in supporting the Motocross, Supercross, and Freestyle Motocross community for the past 15 years, is expanding their reach into additional action sport disciplines, beginning with surfing by signing Damien Hobgood. Included among Hobgood's achievements is his performance at the Quicksilver Pro Fiji in 2004 where he earned the highest two-wave grand final score in history of pro surfing at that time with a 19.9 out of 20. Hobgood is a member of the World Championship Tour.

"Damien Hobgood represents exactly the ideals we pursue here at the dealership." Says Toyota of Escondido General Manager, Scott Whitehead, a longtime surfer himself. "Damien is an incredible athlete with a long list of accomplishments throughout his career. He is a husband, a father, and a great family man with awesome values. We are proud to have Damien representing Toyota of Escondido in every facet of the sport of surfing. With surfing, everyone can identify with their favorite athletes, whether it's moto or surf, through Toyota Escondido Action Sports."

Damien Hobgood joins a long list of elite athletes Toyota of Escondido has chosen to represent the dealership, all of whom compete at the pinnacle of their respective sports, including Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Dean Wilson, Jeremy "TWITCH" Stenberg, Grant Langston, Jake Wiemer, and Todd Potter.

In addition, Toyota Escondido Action Sports recently partnered with Jeff Ward Racing for the 2012 Supercross and Outdoor Motocross Championships, supporting JWR riders Kyle Chisholm and Josh Grant.