JORDY SMITH

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Jordy Smith has been surfing most of his life and is a pro surfer from South Africa. Known as the "hard-worker" with an aggressive style, pro surfer Jordy Smith competes at the WCT championship surfing level. Jordy Smith's nickname is Superfreak. Jordy Smith also goes by the nickname Smitty. This is the Surfing.com Jordy Smith biography.


Height: 188cm, 6ft 2in Weight: 81.6kg, 180lb

Birthday: February 11, 1988

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Current Home: Durban, South Africa

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Life Facts: Growing up in South Africa, Jordy Smith was introduced to surfing by his father, who was a former surfer. Jordy immediately fell in love with surfing and would practice for hours a day. When he wasn't on his surfboard, he was studying tapes of his boyhood idol surfer Kelly Slater.


Successes: Jordy Smith has been a surfer most of his life and is considered a very hard worker. Jordy Smith's hard work paid off as he became one of the world's best up-and-coming surfers. He won the 2003 Quicksilver ISA World Junior Championships Under-16 in his home country of Durban, South Africa. This WQS win put him in the world spotlight. As an 18-year-old, he won the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing's Rookie of the Year award. Last year, Jordy won the 2007 ASP World Qualifying Surfing Series by a record margin.


Surfing Style: Jordy Smith has a regular stance. Jordy Smith has a very smooth, powerful, and aggressive surfing style when he rides the waves. Jordy surfs with an unbelievable amount of control, but also has some unique moves. His trademark surfing trick is his aerial maneuver he does in the middle of his waves. He invented a new surfing move called the Swiss Roll - which is where he grabs his surfboard while in the air with both hands and does a 360 degree spin.

Other Sports: When Jordy Smith is not surfing, he enjoys playing Soccer and Tennis.

Likes & Dislikes: Jordy Smith's favorite music is Jack Johnson and Sublime.
Favorite movies are Napoleon Dynamite, Finding Nemo and Anchor Man.
Favorite TV shows are Lost, Heroes and The Simpsons.
Jordy Smith does not like onions, and crayons.

Sponsors: The Jordy Smith sponsor is O’Neill.

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