Jordy Smith Takes Out Hurley Pro… and Takes in $100,000

By on September 19, 2014

Another legendary day of high performance surfing is in the books, as South African-San Clemente transplant Jordy Smith has taken out the eighth stop on the ASP World Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles. It’s Smith’s first WCT win this season and the timing couldn’t be better. Jordy met up with the Hawaiian wizard John John Florence in the men’s final and won the comp in the dying minutes with a 7.17 that, combined with his first wave score of 9.33, was enough to send the Hawaiian packing, with second place and a cool $40,000 in his own pocket. The win earned Jordy $100,000 and lifted him three spots on the ASP World Tour rankings to number 11 in the world. Still, Jordy believes he should be in the Top 5, right there in contention for the world title along with Slater and Medina and if he keeps surfing this way for the remainder of the season, he might just crack it. It’s not like he hasn’t been there before.

As for John John, well, many feel he was the most progressive surfer in the event, doing turns in strange places, and tweaking his body just a little more than the rest of the field. It was pretty epic that he took out Slater in the semis, and at the end of the day he was really stoked with his performance.

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Jordy’s smoking semifinals appearance

Caption: Jordy, the hundred thousand dollar experience. Photo ASP

 

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