Not since Shaun Tomson (or Martin Pottz, depending on who you ask), has South Africa had such a shining and tenacious World Title hopeful to root for. Jordan Smith entered the world on February 2, 1988. Since his father Graham had the Lost Surfboards license in South Africa, little Jordy watched Cali jibbers like Joe Crimo pass through his home town and wondered as they threw down shrink-wraps: "Why can't I do that?" And so he did. You might say that the strong tradition of power surfing in South Australia mixed with the skate-style surfing of Cali meshed to create a beautiful monster.
A few bar-raising video parts and world tour event wins down the track, and you now have a man who's fitter and more focused than ever, poised to wrap his giant hands around the throat of the World Title cup.Read more