South Africa’s Jordy Smith has just won the 2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the longest running competitive surfing event in the world.
Jordy Smith’s world title hopes got a boost Wednesday with a huge win at the Hurley Pro. The big South African showcased his wide-ranging repertoire of power, flow and flair to get past Filipe Toledo and Joel Parkinson on the final day of competition.
It only takes three seconds to do a maneuver on a wave. Yet a couple times each decade it is just three seconds that can suddenly shake, shift, and revolutionize this deal called surfing. Here, we take a look at the moments that changed surfing forever.
Matt Wilkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, utilizing his electric backhand to best fellow Finalist Jordy Smith in solid six-to-ten foot waves at the iconic venue in the Australian State of Victoria.
Jordy Smith is no stranger to the stress and pressure of competitions. Traveling the globe relentlessly and competing with the best surfers in the world is how he makes his living. What are Jordy’s thoughts on the future of competitive surfing? What will it take to be a contender in the years to come? Hear it here from the man himself.
Faster, higher, inverted, more tweaked, more grab variations, and more rotation; this is the aerial surfing of today. Whether in a free surf or in competition, professional surfers are pushing the limits of what was thought to be humanly possible. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, airs are here to stay. In no particular order, here are the top 10 aerialists in surfing right now:
John John Florence, Jordy Smith, Mason Ho, Ricardo Christie, Gabriel Medina and more look fabulous from a birds-eye view of the Bells Beach landscape and action in the water as surfers prep for Stop No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
Cyclone Marcia took up residence on Australia’s East Coast and delivered a consistent train of swell to Queensland’s most famous Pointbreak. This particular edit features Gabriel Medina, Dingo Morrison, Jordy Smith and Kolohe Andino (among others), with Kolohe knifing some particularly long tubs to close.
The 2014 World Championship Tour season saw the rise of a new generation and the narrowing of the 34-man field to three World Title contenders. It all comes down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. Check out the road to Hawaii with this 2014 recap.
Mick Fanning (AUS) has won the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, defeating Jordy Smith (ZAF) in clean 3-to-5-foot barrels at the iconic Supertubos in Peniche. Fanning’s third event victory this season, after wins at Bells Beach and Jeffreys Bay, moves him up to World No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings.