Jordy Smith

Jordy portrait Jordy Smith
Durban / South Africa
birthdate: 11.02.1988
surfing since: 1991 and more than 10 years as a pro
best trick: combination airs
stance: regular
What further sponsors do support you throughout the year?
O'Neill, Red Bull, Oakley, Channel Island Surfboards, Vestal Watches, Neff, Trace, and Future Fins, SWOX

Hey Jordy, commonly known as Jordy Smith we have heard that's just your nick name.
Yes, my full name is Jordan Michael Smith, but I prefer Jordy.

You say you have been surfing now for twenty-five years. Do you have a favorite surfspot?
Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa is definitely one of my favorite training spots.

And what would be your favorite spot for living?
Well, Durban on the East-coast of South Africa is my hometown. Besides, it is warm, the wave conditions are perfect nearly all year long, and I just love the food down there.

Well, thats true. which board-shape do you prefer?
I like rockers such as my 6,2 Channel Island Al Merrick Grabbit, which has a ton.

Jordy, who or what inspires you? What is your passion?
Great waves and great surfing sessions.

Do you follow a special way of life?
To treat people the way you would want to be treated.

And if you could pick two athletes, dead or alive to go surfing with, who would they be and where would you go?
I would take Duke Kahanamoku, the godfather of surfing, and my dad on a trip down to Jeffery's Bay.

What are your goals you want to achieve in 2016/2017?
I strive for winning the World Championship!

And we at SWOX wish you all the best for the upcoming surf season and will give you all the support you need.
What do you think about SWOX?

Thanks! I really love all the SWOX products, because they protect my skin in the water and I don't get sunburned.

Fotos: Craig Kolesky