Tracing Rocky Point with Jordy Smith
We spent the day surfing Rocky Point with Mr Smith back in December. At this point he was just getting back on his feet after and injury plagued year. Fresh out of the water after decimating Rocky Rights he told us, “I’m just really happy to be surfing again. I’ll literally surf one foot, two foot, ten foot… it […]
We spent the day surfing Rocky Point with Mr Smith back in December. At this point he was just getting back on his feet after and injury plagued year. Fresh out of the water after decimating Rocky Rights he told us, “I’m just really happy to be surfing again. I’ll literally surf one foot, two foot, ten foot… it doesn’t matter. I’ll surf anything because my froth level’s so high. Being injured for so long makes you appreciate any type of surf conditions. I’ve been so stoked and am trying to make the most of it.”
In the water we witnessed Jordy reach 22mph on a horseshoeing left (we know this because he’s got a Trace stuck to his Merrick) and leap off the oncoming section like few can. The trajectory was huge, and the rotation, perfect and while airborne he hit a fast 31 mph. Then the flats beckoned, and at the last minute Jordy hit eject. Safety first. Jordy got out of the water sporting a smile, “Did you get that air?” he quipped, “Ahh, I could’ve stuck it, but I’ve been injured all year, I’m not going down that route again.” Here are some freesurfing reminders of Jordy’s prowess from our time with him on the North Shore.
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