Jordy Smith

JORDAN ‘JORDY’ MICHAEL SMITH 

2/11/1988

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FAMILY

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.

The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay
Luellen & Graham Smith Photo: joliphotos.com
Rip Curl Pro Portugal
‘Gee Force’ & Kelly Slater
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Graham Smith’s surfboard shaping company

Jordy was born in Durban, South Africa map of durbanHe caught his first wave and learned to surf at New Pier Beach in Durban, South Africa.

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MARRIAGE

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Jordy married a fellow South African model named Lyndall Jarvis on February 1st, 2015.

proposal
http://www.theinertia.com/video/jordy-smith-and-lyndall-jarvis-on-their-wedding-the-proposal-and-jordys-skillz/

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PROFESSIONAL SURFING CAREER

Qualified for World Surf Tour at 6’2 190 lbs unusual

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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.”

http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/smith-jordy

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2010

Second in the World to Kelly Slater

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Starred in surf film Modern Collective by Kai Neville along with other big names in the world of professional surfing

2012

Starred in Bending Colours Kai’s next work of art

2014

“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″

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2017

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CHARACTER

CHARACTERR
http://www.huckmagazine.com/ride/surf/jordy-smith/
sportsmanship
http://surftweeters.com/commentary-editoriala/jordy-smiths-family-upset-over-decision-to-rerun-round-three-heat/

SOUTH AFRICA: ROOTS

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ROOTS
http://www.huckmagazine.com/ride/surf/jordy-smith/
CHARACTER
http://www.huckmagazine.com/ride/surf/jordy-smith/

WAVE PREFERENCE 

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WORKS CITED

http://www.surfer.com/surfing-magazine-archive/surfing-on-tour/jordy-smith-wins-2014-hurley-pro/#1bwABgyfVvIxMBTC.97
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http://www.huckmagazine.com/ride/surf/jordy-smith/
http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/smith-jordy
http://www.grindtv.com/transworld-business/features/caught-on-tape-steve-ward-talk-about-signing-jordy-smith/#SAAOgPyck0W5tg90.97

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