Jordy Smith wins X Games Gold

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So if you haven’t heard Jordy Smith won X Games Real Surf Gold medal for Judges’ Favorite! Bringing it home for all his sponsors, friends, and family in South Africa. Now lets win that popular vote!

 

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Jordy is a few votes away from a second X Games gold medal, he is lying in 2nd place behind Gabriel Medina, with 45% Jordy 55% Gabriel Medina.

So get voting now and make surf he gets the other gold, follow this link to vote for Jordy. Don’t forget you can vote once a day.

click Jordy for your vote!

Well done Mate.

Jordy Smith

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Jordy Smith Movie: Bending Colours

Jordy sure knows how to throw a party. And with an open bar of Tequila, Vodka, Redbull and Corona, you kinda know it’s gonna be a big one.

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Here’s a review from Surfing Magazine’s Beau Flemister. I would love to give my own, but the Tequila was flowing thick by the time to flick started…

“South Africa’s, Jordy Smith, just released a new bio-watch-me-rip-pic called Bending Colours. It’s rad. Kai Neville, maestro of such hits Modern Collective, Lost Atlas, Dear Suburbia, made the film, along with Red Bull Media House, or maybe it’s the other way around. Anywho, Bending is mean. Prior to this, I’d personally thought Jordy was slowing down a little. Wouldn’t say peaked, but he just seemed really focused on Tour life. Like, whenever I’d call him for a sesh after work, or a movie or something, he was always busy. So annoying. It also seemed like he was losing that “so much to prove and nothing to lose” attitude he was famous for when he got on tour. But Bending Colours gave me a swift donkey punch to the back of the head for that misconception.

Because of the Phantom cam, the ultra clean look of the film is very Art of FLIGHT, thanks to Red Bull. But make no mistake, Jordy’s clips are all top shelf Neville nuggets. Jordy’s at-home footage from South Africa is amazing, emerald tubes and air-wind sections. The Bali part is phenomenal and shows his whole range from full-rotation oops to functional finners to ‘roided out gaffs. Cameos by Josh Kerr and John John. God…John John. The J-Bay part’s a lil redundant, but then we get to Reunion Island. Buuuuull shit. Yes, we printed a feature based off this same trip a few months ago — the duel between Jordy and Julian Wilson at that right in Reunion from Mod Col. A worthy preview. But the actual footage from it, as presented in Bending, is worth the whole 49 cents or whatever the film costs on iTunes, just to watch that part. Sickening.”

Buy Bending Colours here and get impressed: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/bending-colours/id574057131

Buy Bending Colours here and get impressed: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/bending-colours/id574057131

A weekend of Carnage at the Billabong Pro Tahiti

Jeremy Flores deep inside the Beast and charging into Quarters. (Photo: ASP)

Drama and giant waves, that was the weekend’s script at the Billabong Pro at Teahupoo. Competiton was called off on Saturday due to conditions that even had the tow teams cucking in their rods. Watch the video below and you will probably cringe at least 10 times (Especially the guy valiantly trying to swim back over the shoulder and getting sucked over the falls on a 20 footer.)

The crew woke up Sunday to perfect 8-10ft Teahupoo and the carnage began. The losers results sheet looks like the whos who of Pro Surfing with Taj Burrows, Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and Jordy Smith all out of competiton. The story of the weekend though was the round 3 battle between Jordy and fellow Saffer Travis Logie. Due to timing call, when Jordy was injured by the ski, Travis watched his victory disappear as Jordy got a 8 point ride in the dying seconds of the extended heat. After everything he had been through to get to Tahiti it was no wonder the small guy was some what upset! Jordy, who looked in serious pain with a rib injury, showed what a gentleman he is though and agreed to a re-surf of the heat – Travis went on to win and now finds himself in the Quarters! We can only hope he makes the Finals and raises the SA flag high! With so many tour front runners out, Kelly Slater is grinning from ear to ear as if he wins here, he will be right back in the title hunt, after missing Jbay.

TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Sunday, August 28, 2011) – With pristine eight-to-10 foot (2.5 – 3 metre) barrels detonating across the reef at Teahupo’o, the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui completed the remaining heats of Round 3 before bolting through Rounds 4 and 5, setting up the Quarterfinalists for a potential finish tomorrow.
Event No. 5 of 11 of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Billabong Pro Tahiti has enjoyed a historic run of swell for the event, with the world’s best surfers pushing the limits of paddle-in surfing at the infamous lefthander and locking in some incredible rides.
Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, current No. 15 on the ASP World Title rankings, became the third surfer in history to lock in a Perfect 20 heat total in his Round 5 bout against an in-form Michel Bourez (PYF), 25, this afternoon.
“I’m so stoked!” Flores exclaimed. “What’s on my mind right now is I just had a heat out there with Michel (Bourez), one of my best friends on tour and it’s so big and perfect and we got some amazing barrels. I was saying the other day that I’d never got a 10 before and that I’d like to get one, and now I’ve gotten two in the same heat. I’m so stoked.”

Staring into the eye of the Beast. (Photo: ASP)
The young Frenchman has been the form surfer of the event thus far, conquering the biggest days with aplomb and navigating his way through the some of the heaviest backhand barrels with unparalleled poise.
“It’s as good as it gets out there,” Flores said. “They are just so hollow and just keep spinning forever. It’s incredible. This is everything I ever wanted in a surf, let alone a contest. It’s the best surf of my life.”
Flores will take on Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, in Quarterfinal 1 when competition resumes.
Owen Wright (AUS), 21, current No. 9 on the ASP World Title rankings, was another to cement his reputation as one of the premier Teahupo’o specialists this afternoon with the second highest heat total of the year, a 19.77 out of a possible 20. In a hard-fought Round 4 bout with Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), 29, and Raoni Monteiro (BRA), 29, Wright built an impressive score line, opening with 7.77 before grabbing a 9.77 and finishing with a Perfect 10.
“I had a dream heat,” Wright said. “I opened up with a pretty good barrel and then Freddy (Patacchia) got a bomb. I got a solid one after that and then I just slid into that perfect runner. The waves out here are just so sizey and meaty. I love it out here. It’s the best wave.”
Wright will battle Raoni Monteiro (BRA), 29, in Quarterfinal 4 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
Kelly Slater (USA), 39, reigning 10-time ASP World Champion, continued to breeze through the competition today, dispatching of lethal wildcard Ricardo dos Santos (BRA), 22, in Round 3 before blitzing his Round 4 heat.
“The waves are insane today,” Slater said. “This is probably the best I’ve ever surfed it – it’s just so big and perfect. It can be really intimidating when you’re on the spot and a wave comes in. Everyone is hooting and hollering and you have to go. There’s no other experience like it in surfing.”
Always one to push the limits of board design, Slater has opted to surf a quad-fin craft significantly smaller than the majority of his peers.
“I’m riding a 5’11””, Slater said. “My normal shortboard is a 5’9” so the board I’m riding out here is my step-up. There’s been a lot of discussion regarding surfboards that work best out here. You definitely need enough foam to get in and under the ledge, but once you’re in, you want to have a short enough board to maneuver around.”
With the Top 5-rated surfers on the ASP World Title rankings already eliminated from competition today, Slater (current No. 6) stands to benefit significantly with a result in Tahiti.
Slater will take on Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, in the Quarterfinals when competition resumes.
Travis Logie (ZAF), 32, current ASP World No. 44, gained entry into of the Billabong Pro Tahiti with the withdrawal of Dane Reynolds (USA), 25. Looking to break into the top 32 on the ASP World Rankings before the September rotation, Logie is into the Quarterfinals and already looking at a solid result.
“I owe it all to my wife as I was wavering on whether or not to actually make the trip from Europe and she convinced me to come,” Logie said. “I barely made it here in time for my first heat, have been surfing on borrowed equipment and this has been a huge result for me. Into the Quarterfinals, this is my best result ever here and hopefully it keeps going.”
Logie will face Brett Simpson (USA), 26, in Quarterfinal 3 when competition resumes.
When competition resumes, up first will be Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, against Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, in the opening Quarterfinal of the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.
Highlights from the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui will be available via http://www.billabongpro.com
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for very solid surf this morning, with a decreasing trend through the day. We’ll get a reinforcing pulse of new south-southwest swell on Monday, although the overall swell trend will be a slow fading one through early next week. Easterly trades continue to ease on Sunday, with light ENE/E flow early next week.
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI REMAINING ROUND 3 RESULTS:

Heat 4:
Michel Bourez (PYF) def. Dusty Payne (USA) – Payne withdrew from competition due to injury sustained during a free surf on Thursday afternoon.
Heat 5: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 15.77 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.94
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.60 def. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) 15.84
Heat 7: Travis Logie (ZAF) 14.93 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.43 – Re-surfed at the end of the round.
Heat 8: Chris Davidson (AUS) 11.77 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 10.86
Heat 9: Brett Simpson (USA) 17.26 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 16.70
Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS) 16.80 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 5.00
Heat 11: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 12.20 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 6.44
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.60 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 7.93
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 4 RESULTS:

Heat 1:
Josh Kerr (AUS) 16.30, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.16, Kai Otton (AUS) 8.10
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.77, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 6.50, Michel Bourez (PYF) 2.90
Heat 3: Travis Logie (ZAF) 15.66, Brett Simpson (USA) 15.00, Chris Davidson (AUS) 14.43
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 19.77, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 12.23, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.60
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 5 RESULTS:

Heat 1:
Jeremy Flores (FRA) 20 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 18.13
Heat 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 11.84 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 11.56
Heat 3: Brett Simpson (USA) 17.33 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 14.00
Heat 4: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 15.50 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 15.14
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:

QF 1:
Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
QF 3: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
QF 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Jordy Smith Wins the Billabong Pro J-Bay Bay.. Again!

Jordy Smith goes back-back at the Billabong J Bay Pro - Photo © ASP / SCHOLTZ

JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Sunday, July 24, 2011) – Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, has taken out the 2011 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in a hard-fought Final over Mick Fanning (AUS), 30, in front of the raucous and hardy hometown crowd Continue Reading →