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.