Morning Links: Jordy Smith’s off season

What’s Jordy Smith been up to? And where will the Big Wave WT go next year? This, plus more, within.

Surfer Jordy Smith puts it to the pocket in Africa.
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Jordy Smith may've missed the Pipe Masters due to injury, but he has been anything except relaxed. Surfing Magazine found out what he's been up to in the stretch between the 2013 and 2014 ASP World Tours.

Speaking of world tours, the 2014/2015 Big Wave World Tour schedule has been announced for the northern and southern hemispheres. Exciting additions? Well, it doesn't get much better than Dungeons in South Africa and, of course, Jaws in Hawaii.

We all love a collection of digital short films, right? Surfer offer a curation of their favourites from the week gone by, which is a convenience we can all appreciate.

The Webber Wave Pool is actually, finally happening. The idea of a perfect, man-made shoulder-high wave is something that'll make most people feel they'll believe it when they see it, but, according to this, the wavepool will be up and running by September 2015.

Hawaiian surf is pretty good at going through surfboards. And Hawaii has the richest surfing heritage known to man. So, it's no real surprise that the east side of Oahu houses tons of really talented shapers. Surfline list some of the best here.

And just in case you missed it, here's the video footage of the Australian Open of Surfing's final day at Manly, complete with Carissa Moore and Adriano De Souza victories.