It’s a good day for South African surfing.
Jordy Smith has won the 2010 Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay and is now ranked the number 1 surfer on the planet.
BOOM! Thanks for coming.
Jordy you biscuit. How’s the Kolesky photobomb on the right there!
“Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 July, 2010 : – – Jeffreys Bay, South Africa; – Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22, has claimed his maiden ASP elite victory, taking out the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay over Adam Melling (AUS), 25, in front of a capacity hometown crowd.
Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay was nothing but blaring Vuvuzelas and roars from the bluff as these two titans went tit-for-tat in an incredible Final exchange. The young South African proved the victor, dominating from the outset and securing an emotional first win.
“This is the best day of my life,” Smith said. “The crowd on the beach has been supporting me the last few days and hearing the cheers and the Vuvuzelas just gets me fired up to perform. It feels like they’re pushing me along. I couldn’t have done it without them.” [surfersvillage]