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Jordy Smith’s take on defending the Billabong Pro J-Bay title in Webisode 4

July 13th, 2011

Jordy Smith’s fairytale win at the Billabong Pro J-Bay in 2010 was the stuff of legends.

It was the SA surfing sensation’s maiden ASP World Tour event victory, becoming the first South African since Shaun Tomson in the 1980’s to win such an event. He did it in his home surf, the win occurred on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – a day of huge significance to South Africa – a Jordy survived several clutch moments en route to the final thanks to his brilliant, confident, cutting edge surfing and his never-say-die competitive approach.

Along the way he won the crowd, he won the event and he ended the day the No. 1 ranked surfer in the world.

By the time the 2010 ASP Men’s Tour wrapped up in December Jordy was sitting pretty at number two in the world. Rated second to the one and only Kelly Slater.

Later this week Jordy will paddle out to defend his Billabong Pro J-Bay crown and his legions of fans and admirers will be there – online and on the beach – to cheer him on.

This, the fourth of six Webisodes to be released on www.billabongpro.com in the lead up to the event features Jordy’s take on his home event – what it felt like to win last year and why he feels totally at ease, arriving in J-Bay with the support of a nation behind him.

The Billabong Pro J-Bay 2011 is scheduled for 14-24 July in the fabled waves of Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. It is stop No. 4 of 11 on the ASP World Tour, the series of events that determines the annual ASP World Surfing Champion. The field comprises the world’s top 34 ranked professional surfers along with two wildcards. All the action will be webcast live via www.billabongpro.com.

The Billabong Pro J-Bay 2011 is proudly presented by South Africa’s adventure province Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency and further supported by Carling Black Label, Monster Energy, Coca Cola, Amarok, Vida e Caffe, Tavcor, VonZipper and Nixon.

To upload the video, made available rights free to media, simply visit the links below: 

Link: http://vimeo.com/26247241

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Download webisodes: https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8a6c688860646e76ae6d
Webisode 1: 245mb
Webisode 2: 159mb
Webisode 3: 143mb
Webisode 4: 277mb


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Billabong South Africa
Contact: Brendon Kegel
Telephone: +27 (0) 42 200 2747
Email: brendon.kegel@billabong.co.za

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