Jordy Smith is living the good life.
If you can make a living doing what you love, then fair play.
Jordy’s passion for surfing has taken him to most of the best surf spots in the world, although the past 18 months have clearly put an end to their work.
It wasn’t just COVID-19 that entered the fray, with a new series titled Silver lining covering the incredible highs and devastating lows that Jordy has experienced in his life recently.
These include getting into fatherhood, riding incredible waves and suffering an injury that nearly ended his career, which forced him to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics.
The writing of episode 1 below:
Jordy finds himself locked in Hawaii when the world begins to close. Fortunately, the forecast showed non-stop swells approaching the North Shore where Jordy spent the next 2 weeks scoring waves of gunfire before being forced to board a repatriation flight to Africa. from South.
South Africa is not featured in this video, but Jordy catches a few rippers:
Episode two is where the truly familiar scenery appears:
Jordy finds himself on a long journey home to spend the winter in South Africa for the first time in 14 years. The surfing at home didn’t disappoint, “I swear you don’t want to be anywhere in the world but over there.”
There are worse jobs in the world and worse places to call home.
Jordy isn’t the only local surfer making waves right now. Based in Kommetjie, Matt Bromley’s travels have taken him across the world to popular places like Hawaii, California, Indonesia and Ireland.
In a new doccie, On the edge, Matt takes on the famous Jaws, a big wave spot in Maui, Hawaii.[source:oâneill]