After winning last years J-Bay Billabong Pro Jordy Smith is one of the hot favourites this year.
Jordy Smith fulfilled years of self-proclaimed prophesy by winning his maiden Elite Tour victory on home soil last year. The powerful natural-footer proved to be one of the most consistent surfers on the 2010 ASP Dream Tour season, clawing his way to an impressive runner-up finish to Kelly Slater.
This year will once again see Jordy Smith arrive at his favoured second-home of J-Bay with the expectant hopes of a nation resting firmly on his shoulders. Not only will the big South African be looking to defend his emotional win last year, he’ll be in the hunt to secure invaluable ratings points in his quest to win a maiden World Tour Championship title.
This, the fourth of six webisodes to be released in the lead up to the event features Jordy talking us through his home event – what it felt like to win last year and why he feels totally at ease, arriving in J-Bay with the support of a nation behind him.
Check out www.billabong.com for the other webisodes and more.