Jordy Smith

Pro Since 2005
26 Age ZAF

BIOGRAPHY

Jordy Smith is South Africa’s next claim to surfing fame. Preceded by the great Shaun Tomson and Martin Potter, if another world title is going to be won anytime soon by a Saffa, it’ll most certainly have Jordy’s name inscribed on it. With a style that is a combination of raw power and limitless aerial and high-performance ability, Smith is that rare all-around talent spoken among the Slaters, Reynolds and Wilsons of the current landscape.

Born and raised in Durban, South Africa to a shaper father, Jordy was introduced to and surfed alongside some of the great talents of the generation before him when they passed through to surf J-Bay or any of the country’s quality beachbreaks. He arrived on the ASP World Tour in 2009, after finishing first on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and just a year later finished the WCT season runner-up to only Kelly Slater (11 world titles to his name).

When he’s not putting together solid results on the World Tour, Smith is regularly pumping out popular web clips and in 2012 released his first signature film, “Bending Colours.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 – 1st, Billabong Rio Pro (WCT)
  • 2013 – Gold Medal, X Games Brazil "Real Surf"
  • 2012 – Released Signature Film, “Bending Colours”
  • 2011 – 1st, Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay (WCT)
  • 2011 – 3rd, Rip Curl Pro (WCT) – Bells Beach, Australia
  • 2011 – 3rd, Quiksilver Pro – Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
  • 2010 – Runner-up, ASP World Tour Overall Ratings
  • 2010 – 1st, Billabong Pro Jeffrey’s Bay (WCT)
  • 2008 – Finishes First on WQS, Qualifies for ASP World Tour
  • 2007 – Triple Crown of Surfing “Rookie of the Year”

SPONSORS

O’Neill, Oakley, Red Bull, Channel Islands, Neff, Futures, Vestal

HOBBIES

Soccer, tennis

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