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Jordy Smith

Durban, South Africa
Photo By: 
Peter 'Joli' Wilson ©

At the center of a heated bidding war between labels when he went to the big leagues, Jordy was courted by Nike and settled with O'Neill for a million-something-per year contract. "Definite World Champion" was bandied about and with that the weight of the world fell onto the boy-wonder's shoulders. Inconsistent results plagued him through the early years on tour but Jordy is currently stringing together consistent results and sitting in the top five. Jordy's surfing is surprisingly nimble for such a big guy. No one on tour mixes heavy rail work with light-footed airs as well as Jordy.

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Tyler Wright (AUS) and John John Florence (HAW) accepted their 2016 WSL World Championship Trophies at the WSL Awards on the Gold Coast of Australia on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Credit: © WSL / Cestari
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2 January, 2017 - VIDEOS: It's "Best of the Year" time and Red Bull has just launched a compilation clip with some highlights from their...
28 December, 2016 - TEAM: It has been a long time since Jordy Smith has had a run like he experienced in 2016. A blast onto the Championship Tour saw him...
Jordy Smith (ZAF, Durban) in action during the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Hawaii where he placed fifth and moved to No. 2 on the yearend WSL CT rankings
21 December, 2016 - WSL: South Africa’s Jordy Smith has ended No. 2 on the 2016 Jeep Rankings after reaching the quarter-finals of the Billabong Pipe Masters...
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