If you surf and you haven’t heard of Jordy Smith, you’re sleeping. Hailing from South Africa, Smith achieved back to back wins at the Jeffrey’s Bay competition in 2010 and 2011, putting him on the map as No. 1 in the world. Growing up in Durban, J-Bay was Jordy’s backyard – which comes in handy since it offers one of the best waves on the planet. Here, original surf brand O’Neill profiles the surfer and team-member, offering insight into his daily life, love for his homeland and passion for J-Bay. Check it out above.

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