CJ Hobgood is a professional surfer from Florida who has spent over a decade competing on the world tour. He recently fell off the tour, and after surfing what could be his last professional event, he had this to say:
It’s definitely not a sad day,” he said. “People are like, ‘sorry,’– but what do you have to be sorry about? I don’t know what I have in surfing or what surfing holds for me. At the end of it, I don’t want to be known as the 2001 World Champion. I want to be known as a guy that loved Jesus and loved everyone and had fun and that’s it. It’s not a sad day for me. The waves are pumping and Owen went mad in that heat. Everything happens for a reason and I’m enjoying the beautiful day here today. It’s just awesome to be a part of.”

I just find it refreshing when someone who has found fame and success still has there priorities straight. Maybe its because he’s from the east coast…