Jordy Smith is the winner of the Billabong Pro 2010 surfing event held annually at the world famous Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He beat Adam Melling in the final heat on 18th July to become the first South African surfer to win a WCT event in almost two decades. Jordy is now the name on lips among surfing communities everywhere as he leads the world rankings by a comfortable margin and destined for a continued successful surfing career.
Good local knowledge may have played a small role in Jordy Smith’s win at the 2010 Billabong Pro surfing event but overall his undeniable ability to perform well and pull off moves that most surfers can only marvel at are what contributed most to his victory. $50,000 is the prize purse for his glory at Jeffreys Bay this year and the top professional surfers on the WCT should be wary of this competitive and outstanding surfer from South Africa.
There was a huge crowd at this years final and plenty of patriotic support for Jordy lining the beach and dunes. It is a great victory for him and an extremely proud day for supporters and South African surfers alike who love to see the event won by a local and one of “their own” beating the likes of Kelly Slater, Adriano De Souza and Bede Durbridge to name but a few of the proffessional surfers competing in the 2010 Billabong Pro event.