BURLEIGH HEADS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, July 20, 2010) – It’s been quite the couple of weeks for South Africa. First, they host an incredible FIFA World Cup, then they’re blessed with sunshine and epic waves for a four-day blitz at Stop No. 4 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, resulting in the Rainbow Nation’s favorite son, Jordy Smith, taking out the emotional victory. Now sitting at ASP World No. 1, Smith is the new man about town and Australia’s Surfing Life (ASL) Magazine has got an exclusive interview. This…is their story…
Hey Jordy, congratulations and all that. You’re busy, got places to see and people to do. Five minutes of your time. Five questions, one minute each. That cool?
Go for it.
OK. Excellent. Well done bru. We’re all very proud of you. In your acceptance speech you mentioned the JBU (Jeffrey’s Bay Underground, the local surf club) and the boys down at the bottom gulley cheering you on. How did this make you feel?
It’s always great to get support from the JBU. I have been coming here for many years and to be recognised and appreciated by the locals is awesome. It made me feel really special, Thanks guys.
Does it make a difference having your family around?
For sure. We are a close-knit family and it was really awesome to have them here with their ongoing support for this event. It’s also always great support from the extended family back home.
That semi against Bede Durbidge was pretty special. It shows that you can never give up until the siren goes. How did it make you feel?
I have always maintained that it’s…
For full interview, check out ASL.com
For more on Jordy Smith, check out his ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE