Jordy Smith has made it into the Top 5 and the Finals at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro!!!
Australia (11 May 2021) – Surfer and Red Bull Athlete Jordy Smith has made it to the Top 5 and Finals at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro presented by Corona.
The Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro is the second stop of the Australian leg along the World Surf League Championship Tour. Known for its challenging surf, the world’s best surfers push the limits in Western Australia’s raw and powerful waves.
Smith is stoked to find himself in the mix on Finals Day for the first time on the 2021 Australian leg.
“What a week,” Smith said. “I always enjoy coming to West Australia, and it’s because it offers up waves like we’ve had here for this entire contest. I had a good time today and was stoked to make it into a Final for the first time in who knows how long. Next, I just need to win one of these things. I’m just excited to try and keep some momentum and head over to Rottnest Island and hopefully go one better over there.”
Smith set off one of the biggest bidding wars in industry history after winning the World Junior Championship in 2006 and the Qualifying Series in 2007. Though he was being lobbied by the likes of Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to join Nike, he elected to go with O’Neill, who he’s been with ever since. He earned his first two Championship Tour wins in front of a home-country crowd at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
The large, powerful regular-footer from Durban, who’s famous for speaking his mind, is a two-time runner up to the World Title (2010, 2016). But after his breakout 2010 season, where he came second to Kelly Slater, Smith endured a string of injuries that nagged him for five years. In 2015 the issues compounded into serious pain in his back, and he was forced to sit out half the season to mend.
In 2016, his first full year back, he finished runner-up again, this time to John John Florence. Smith turned in three more Top 5 finishes in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 he was selected to represent South Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and gained yet another top-five finish.
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