Jordy Smith wins X Games Real Surf, South Africa
Jordy Smith just scooped a gold medal in X Games Real Surf. You remember Real Surf, right? In the beginning there was eight surfers, being Matt Meola, Josh Kerr, Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius, Albee Layer, and Jordy. The format was this: Each surfer created a 90-second video part, which was matched against […]
Jordy Smith just scooped a gold medal in X Games Real Surf. You remember Real Surf, right? In the beginning there was eight surfers, being Matt Meola, Josh Kerr, Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius, Albee Layer, and Jordy. The format was this: Each surfer created a 90-second video part, which was matched against another surfer’s video part in a heat. Medals are awarded by a panel of X Games judges, but the Fan Favourite is decided by public vote. Win a heat, move through to the next round.
Jordy beat Chippa Wilson in round one, then Josh Kerr in round two, and finally, Gabriel Medina in the last round. Mr Smith’s part was filmed in Cape Town, Durban and Mozambique. “I scored some of the best waves I have had in ten years,” said Jordy of the Mozambique session he lucked into. He dedicated his win to his girlfriend, Lyndall, who urged him to go and check out that very wave.
Oh, and the kicker? He also scoops $50k.
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