Jordy Smith, 25 years old, currently living in a modernist stronghold in Cape Town, South Africa.
What’s the kindest thing your Dad has done for you?
He used to buy me a lot of McDonalds. My mom would have home-cooked meals and then he’d always buy me Maccas on the way home from the beach.
What’s the kindest thing your Mom has done for you?
When I was at school she used to do all of my homework.
What excited you as a kid?
I was always psyched on soccer, first, and surfing, second.
How often are you recognized?
South Africa’s good because surfing isn’t considered a mainstream sport here but probably twice a day, maybe four times in Australia. I get the most attention in the States.
Would surfing go to hell if Kelly and Dane split?
No. Cause there’s still Mick, Taj, Joel and everybody else.