JORDAN ‘JORDY’ MICHAEL SMITH
Jordy Smith was born to Luellen & Graham ‘Gee Force’ Smith and he has a younger sister named Casey (17). Luellen is a teacher and according to Jordy has some sick home cooking skills. Graham is a surfboard shaper and taught Jordy how to surf at the age of 3.
Jordy was born in Durban, South Africa He caught his first wave and learned to surf at New Pier Beach in Durban, South Africa.
Jordy married a fellow South African model named Lyndall Jarvis on February 1st, 2015.
PROFESSIONAL SURFING CAREER
Qualified for World Surf Tour at 6’2 190 lbs unusual
Began career surfing for Billabong then switched
Nike offered Jordy a multi year endorsement deal and
Tiger Woods & Michael Jordan gave Jordy a personal phone call to sell him on Nike.
“Smith instead chose O’Neil, the Santa Cruz wetsuit and surfwear company and their $2 million annual offer.”
Second in the World to Kelly Slater
Starred in surf film Modern Collective by Kai Neville along with other big names in the world of professional surfing
Starred in Bending Colours Kai’s next work of art
“Won Hurley Pro Trestles beating current #1 Title Holder John John Florence
And it all came down to an exchange. John had the lead, Jordy had priority. The guy who didn’t grow up in Hawaii and never dated Taylor Swift caught a wave and Hulk smashed. The guy who never pissed off a group of French fisherman and didn’t marry Lyndal Jarvis caught the next one and did a tail throw. It was close.”
Hurley Pro at Trestles Final Results:
1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 16.50
2: John John Florence (HAW) 15.87″
SOUTH AFRICA: ROOTS