Monday Photos: Jordy Smith In Mozambique

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / April 21, 2014

Trustworthy. Sturdy. Safe… All horrible words to describe this plane.

Trustworthy. Sturdy. Safe… All horrible words to describe this airplane.

“I discovered this wave is extremely similar to Snapper and so I though, Why not come back? I love it — there are no crowds.”

“I discovered this wave is extremely similar to Snapper and so I thought, Why not come back? I love it — there are no crowds.” —Jordy

Jordy gets a board ready for a test-drive.

Mr. Smith, keys to the ignition and ready for a test-drive.

Turns win titles, and Jordy Smith knows exactly what he wants.

Turns win titles, and Jordy Smith knows exactly what he wants.

Even in black and white, Jordy is one of the most colorful world title contenders.

Even in black and white, Jordy is one of the most colorful contenders.

Jordy’s a long ways from being over the hill — look for a title out of him in the next few years, while he’s in his prime.

Jordy’s a long ways from being over the hill — look for a title out of him in the next few years, while he’s in his prime.

The best ways to train are usually the most fun.

The best ways to train are usually the most fun.

What’s the difference between surfing a wave and mauling a wave? This.

What’s the difference between surfing a wave and mauling a wave? This.

Shooting for photos and video parts isn’t Jordy’s focus this year…but he couldn’t resist a section like this.

Shooting for photos and video parts isn’t Jordy’s focus this year…but he couldn’t resist a section like this.

Might be a few more years until memory foam hits Mozambique.

Might be a few more years until the memory foam craze hits Mozambique.

At 190 pounds, Jordy is one of the most powerful surfers in the world. It’s physics.

At 190 pounds, Jordy is one of the most powerful surfers in the world. It’s physics.

Hey kid, shouldn’t you have an iPad? A child of Mozambique.

Hey kid, shouldn’t you have an iPad? A child playing as a child should.

Sometimes, you gotta let your hair down and your tail slide.

Sometimes, you gotta let your hair down and your tail slide.


All Photos: Ryan Miller

Issue 6 2014“What I want is to win a World Title. That’s something nobody can take away from me. Once a world champion, always a world champion.” That’s what Jordy Smith told Ryan Miller on a training trip to Mozambique at the start of this year. The trip became the cover story of SURFING’s latest issue and we went out on a limb and pegged Jordy as a favorite to win the 2014 title. It was Jordy’s Turn, we said…then he got last place on the Gold Coast. While that’s no way to start a dynasty, Jordy has since rebounded with a 5th place at Margaret River and a so-far, so-good showing at Bells. It might still be his year — have you seen his turn?

Read the full interview in SURFING Magazine Issue 6, 2014.

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