Jordy Smith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jordy Smith
Personal information
Born (1988-02-11) 11 February 1988 (age 32)
Durban, South Africa
ResidenceCape Town, South Africa and San clemente, United States
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Surfing career
SponsorsChannel Islands surfboards, Oakley, O'Neill, Red Bull, Brand Black Shoes, Vestal Watches, Futures Fins, Trace, Muzik headphones, Neff headwear
Surfing specifications
StanceNatural (regular) foot

Jordan Michael "Jordy" Smith (born 11 February 1988) is a South African professional surfer, competing on the World Championship Tour (WCT).[1] In 2007 Smith won surfing's World Qualifying Series,[2] the second-tier tour which leads to qualification for the WCT.

Jordy Smith won both the 2010 and 2011 Billabong J-Bay competitions in South Africa. He has also won 2014 and 2016 Hurley Pro at trestles California . In 2013 he won the Rio Pro in Brazil. All of these contests are part of the world championship tour.

Smith grew up in Durban and started surfing at age 3. He attended a local Durban high school, Glenwood High School.

Smith is known for the manoeuvres "rodeo flip" and full rotation "alley-oops' and he has been sponsored by O'Neill since 2007.

In 2014, Smith married South African model Lyndall Jarvis.[3]

Outside surf, Smith is a supporter of S.L. Benfica.[4]

He has qualified to represent South Africa at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[5]

WSL Championship Tour Event Wins
Year Event Venue Country
2010 Billabong Pro J-Bay Jeffreys Bay South Africa South Africa
2011 Billabong Pro J-Bay Jeffreys Bay South Africa South Africa
2013 Billabong Rio Pro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil
2014 Hurley Pro at Trestles Trestles United States USA
2016 Hurley Pro at Trestles Trestles United States USA
2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Bells Beach Australia Australia
2018 Outerknown Founders Cup Lemoore, CA United States USA


  1. ^ ASP World Tour profile
  2. ^ ASP WQS Ratings [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Jordy Smith marries Lyndall Jarvis; Is even more awesome". Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  4. ^ "Jordy Smith: "Gosto de estar com os No Name Boys"" [I like to be amongst the No Name Boys]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  5. ^ "SA surfer Jordy Smith qualifies for Olympics". Northglen News. 2019-12-25. Retrieved 2020-03-01.

External links[edit]