Watch: Jordy Smith On A Borrowed Twin Fin In The Ments
A deleted scene of Mr Smith riding a 25-year-old board.
The recent J-Bay Open was probably the most talked about world tour event since the 2014 Billabong Pro, Teahupoo when Gabriel Medina beat Kelly Slater in the final. J-Bay this year had the sharks, the 10s, the boat ride, the Filipe Show and then something that got more airtime than we would have expected: The Corona Highline. The event was an expression session of sorts, which saw world tour surfers ride twin fins at J-Bay on a contest layday. The show was impressive and along with Conner Coffin, Jordy was a standout, in particular riding one wave without a single double pump or loss of speed. It was seamless and exquisite surfing of clean lines over performance and in places like California was all that anyone talked about for over a week. Anyways, we were in the lineup at a wave called Roxy’s toward the end of our week. It’s a fun, kiddies corner kinda wave that attracts an older clientele, a wave that’s non-threatening but still attractive because of the way it bends at you. After talking with a Kiwi local named Dave, who assured him his 25-year-old twinny, called God’s Board, was worthy of his time, they swapped boards. Jords rode a few waves as onlookers on boats whistled and hooted. “I think this is the best day of my life,” said Dave afterwards.
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