Magic

Jordan Mercer

I’m in the ocean doing what a lot of people think is crazy and impossible.

Jordan Mercer performs during the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships in Hawaii on July 31, 2016.
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Hi, my name is Jordan Mercer. My discipline is surf iron woman. My friends call me Magic. I was born on 2 December 1993 in Australia.

Bio

Jordan Mercer has made the Surf Iron Woman sport her own since she arrived on the scene at 16-years-old, becoming a signature showman and crowd-favourite at every round. There had never been anyone in the series so young, and she led the way for a new wave of youthful women to shake up what would become an ageing field.

She's the daughter of Ironman champion Darren Mercer and grew up when the likes of Trevor Hendy, Grant Kenny, Darren Mercer and his brother, Dean, were Oceanic superstars of the sport. Jordan learned from the best and was soon dominating the flags and sprints before Mercer deciding to give the board paddle a crack. "I couldn't believe what I'd been missing out on,” she says. “For so long I hated the water but now it's the hardest thing to leave."

She's now fast building a reputation to mirror her father's with a series of impressive victories all over the world. 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: Nutri Grain Ironman – Round 1

      Alexandra Headland, Australia

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Surf Ironman

      North Cronulla Beach, Australia

  3. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

      Her fifth consecutive win

      O’ahu, Hawaii

  4. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

      O’ahu, Hawaii

    2. World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Champion

      Paddleboard Marathon Women Division

    3. World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Champion

      Paddleboard Technical Race Women

  5. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships

      O’ahu, Hawaii

    2. World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Champion

      Paddleboard Marathon Women Division. Repeating from 2012