19 April, 2017 19 April, 2017

Jordy Smith Rings The Bell!

Jordy Smith has claimed victory at the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro, ringing the Bell for SA and stomping his authority as a World Title Contender. An on form Caio Ibell, who defeated John John Florence in the semi – finals, couldn’t keep up with the pace Jordy set in the finals.

The finals saw Jordy build momentum and confidence to the point where he was already ringing the Bell with a classic new claim at 17 minutes to go. With a 9.77 and a 9.10, in the last 5, it wasn’t a done deal as Caio had a 9.63 in his arsenal too. 

But South Africa was on their feet with a minute remaining as Jordy hung on to the lead! YEEEW!

“This is absolutely a dream come true after hammering away for 10 years,” said Jordy Smith. “After I got that 9 I was ready to just open up and unload.” 

Jordy advances to second on the rankings, putting him in an epic spot for the Oi Rio Pro – an event he has won before. Is this the year of the Jordy?

Stayed tuned for our Bells Beach Chairman’s Report. 


  1. Andy
    19 April, 2017 at 12:55 pm · Reply

    8 events left….consistency is the key…2 reef lefts to crack -fiji+t-poo……inconsistent wave venues like rio,france,portugal …..need qrts or further………Jbay must bank a win …….Tresles semi’s.

  2. Name (required)Dirk
    19 April, 2017 at 2:16 pm · Reply

    Look at that carve!!!! Masterclass!!

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