Recent Surf News
Power and airs. It’s the necessary combination if you intend to be anything in competitive surfing these days. Fortunately for Jordy Smith, the burly South African, he has both in spades. Whether he’s hucking Rodeo Flips in the Mentawais or laying down brutal hacks at his homebreak of Jeffrey’s Bay, Jordy has regularly proven himself one of the most complete surfers in the world.
Redemption. Julian Wilson wanted it and he got it at Peniche, Portugal at the Rip Curl Pro, claiming his maiden ASP World Tour victory. A year prior, Wilson and Gabriel Medina found themselves in the Final of the Quiksilver Pro in France. Wilson was sitting on a lead with minutes to go, only to have Medina pull out a late big score to steal away Wilson’s first ASP World Tour victory.
It didn’t matter what roll anyone else was on or what style of surfing they preferred – no one was beating Jack Freestone. What Jack wanted to accomplish on Day 11 of the Oakley World Pro Junior at Keramas, Jack accomplished. If he wanted to land a stalefish, he’d land one and then another. If he wanted to pull out a double-grab Hippy Twist (combo stalefish and slob with full rotation air-reverse), he’d do that too – for the second perfect 10 of the event (both were his). There was nothing in surfing that seemed to be outside his abilities.