J-Bay Final Day: Make His A Double

posted by / Photos / July 25, 2011

Photos by Ryan Miller

The day begins with Jordy's Quarterfinal heat against Damien Hobgood. Skies are gray. Jordy's surfboard has a carrot on it.

The day begins with Jordy's Quarterfinal heat against Damien Hobgood. Skies are gray. Jordy's surfboard has a carrot on it.

The seas are unruly, but so is Jordy's temperament. He overpowers the chunk and sends Damo to the showers.

The seas are unruly, but so is Jordy's temperament. He overpowers the chunk and sends Damo to the showers.

The final is as close as Glenn. Kelly Slater will later tweet, "Thought Mick Fanning had the better ride and Jordy had a better second." But the judges disagree and both Jordy's scores are higher. He successfully defends.

The final is as close as Glenn. Kelly Slater will later tweet, "Thought Mick Fanning had the better ride and Jordy had a better second." But the judges disagree and both Jordy's scores are higher. He successfully defends.

Jordy receives his retinue. Meanwhile, the tiny and defeated figure of Mick Fanning slouches up the rocks. Vengeance clouds his mind.

Jordy receives his retinue. Meanwhile, the tiny and defeated figure of Mick Fanning slouches up the rocks. Vengeance clouds his mind.

It's J-Bay win #2 for Jordy, but just a plain #2 for Fanning. They congratulate and console.

It's J-Bay win #2 for Jordy, but just a plain #2 for Fanning. They congratulate and console.

The hat and can are commonplace now, but the sunglasses hanging on singlet collar — wholly unnecessary with the coming storm — are a new touch. Jordy's free right hand is a missed opportunity, however. Get the champion another Red Bull.

The hat and can are commonplace now, but the sunglasses hanging on singlet collar — wholly unnecessary with the coming storm — are a new touch. Jordy's free right hand is a missed opportunity, however. Get the champion another Red Bull.

Jordy takes one for South Africa a day after the nation's world champion Rugby squad suffered stinging defeat at the hands of the Australians in a Sydney test match. One for the mother country.

Jordy takes one for South Africa a day after the nation's world champion Rugby squad suffered stinging defeat at the hands of the Australians in a Sydney test match. One for the mother country.

This is a champagne shower frozen in time. Congratulations to the Jordy.

This is a champagne shower frozen in time. Congratulations to the Jordy.

That's no peace sign. Back to back at Jeffrey's, now in second place in the rankings heading to Teahupo'o.

That's no peace sign. Back to back at Jeffrey's, now in second place in the rankings heading to Teahupo'o.

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One Response to “J-Bay Final Day: Make His A Double”

  1. Mik says:

    Jordy was the standout surfer throughout this event. Fucking strong and athletic surfing. Fanning is such a class act, and also a massive talent. That was a very very close final.

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