Jordy Smith
Full name: Jordan Michael Smith
AKA: Jordy
Date of birth: 11 February 1988
Nationality: South African
Home town: Durban, South Africa
Height / weight: 1,90 m / 88 kg
Started surfing: 3 years old
Local spot: New Pier, South Africa
Stance: Regular
Favorite spot: J-Bay
Surfboard size: 6'2 ½" x 19 1/4" x 2 ½"
Favorite trick: Airs
Favorite event: J-Bay
Heroes: Michael Jordan

Regarded as one of the most naturally gifted and progressive talents of his generation, Jordy first signed for O'Neill as a 19-year-old World Junior Champion in 2007. Since then, the South African has become one of the standout performers on the elite ASP World Championship Tour.

After winning the World Qualifying Series title in 2007, Smith embarked on his maiden WCT season in 2008. Since then, he's racked up numerous career highlights.

Among his many achievements, the Durban native has secured top honors on the Transworld Surf Exposuremeter, starred in the game-changing surf film Modern Collective in 2009, snagged two WCT victories at his beloved Jeffrey’s Bay, and finished runner-up on the World Tour in 2010.

More recently, Jordy starred in Lost Atlas as well as his own profile film Bending Colours. In 2013, Jordy won the inaugural X Games Real Surf contest before going on to finish 4th in the end-of-season World Tour rankings. With time very much still on his side, it would take a brave soul to bet against Jordy claiming surfing's biggest prize.


When and how did you start doing your sport? At the age of 15 I won a junior world title.

How did you become a part of O’Neill? Though winning contests and following my dream..

What makes you unreasonable? The things I do differently.

What has been a highlight in your career? The whole thing !!! I still can't believe I get paid to go and do something I love.

What are your plans for the future? Winning the World Title

Name 10 things you never travel without? Clothing, passport, surfboards, computer, phone, wife.

What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? The beautiful day ahead.. and waves.

If we visited you at breakfast, what would you be eating? Bacon and eggs.

If you weren’t surfing, what would you do? Surfboard Shaper.

Any other sports you’re good at? I love all sports.

What music are you listening to? It depends on the mood I'm in.

What has been the scariest moment in your sport career? I almost drowned in Tahiti.

What was your most embarrassing moment in your career/life? None,all lessons

How does your training routine look like? Somedays I push hard others I relax... Balance .

Describe your perfect day? There is none.. Cause if I had it everyday I would be bored.

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