Cape Town - Currently placed fourth in the world, and on a world
title hunt this year, Jordy Smith is looking the goods at this year's Mr Price
Pro Ballito surfing event.
The waves have been small, but despite his size and
weight, Jordy has been surfing fast and light-footed, and winning his heats
Jordy won his second round heat, eliminating Brazilian
surfer Alejo Muniz and Hawaii's Ezekial Lau in the process, and went on
to win his third round heat at the expense of Spanish surfer Aritz Aranburu
and local Umhlanga surfer Beyrick de Vries. This win sees him leapfrog straight
through to Round 5 (the round before the quarters).
With his eyes on the prize, and good boards underfoot, all
bets are on Jordy winning this event and defeating his international
counterparts in Ballito.
The event finishes on Sunday.