Jordy Smith Takes Us Behind The Curtain Of His Notable Recovery
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Jordy Smith Takes Us Behind The Curtain Of His Notable Recovery

From barely being able to walk to hawking swells down the coast.

cinema // Jan 5, 2022
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Post injury surf clips don’t always make for the best viewing.

While it’s gratifying to see your favorite surfer get back in the water, there’s usually a degree of stiffness and reluctance that makes things a bit awkward. Plus, the list of athletes who have come back stronger after a major injury is shorter than it is long.

Still, that list exists, and you can go ahead and toss Jordy Smith’s name on it. The fifth installment of Jordy’s new docuseries with O’Neill, ‘Silver Linings’, has none of the usual bump found in a post-surgery performance.

Despite having a torn LCL and a post-lateral corner in need of reconstruction, the tour vet returned to the water like a fucking banshee. Both his unadulterated lip bashing at J-Bay and swift chip-ins down the coast provide evidence of a full recovery.

No doctor’s note needed, click here to watch Episode 5

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