Published on October 23rd, 2007 | by K0
Jordy Smith Signs With O’Neill
One of the hottest upcoming young surfers that is currently sitting on the top of the World Qualifying Series (WQS) ratings with an all-time points record exceeding 14,000, who became junior world champion and who is destined to kick some ass on the world cup tour has signed a sponsorship deal with O’Neill. Who will get Jordy Smith was a question we guess many surf company executives were sweating about, well now it’s done. Next year when Jordy Smith joins WCT Dream tour and when he will kind of not be young and upcoming anymore, he will fly the flag for O’Neill.
Jordy Smith On WQS 2007
Jordy Smith took the surfing world by storm in recent years. He backed up his talent with successfully competing against the global surfing elite and racking up some of the most prestigious WQS titles along the way. Following his total domination on the tour this year – including victories on four different continents – the Durban native has already guaranteed himself a spot on the ASP World Tour 2008. Not to mention he already got some wild cards to the WCT and used them to finish third at Jeffrey’s Bay in 2006 and to take down some of the top seeds at the Boost Mobile Pro 07.
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Andreas Adenauer, CEO of the O’Neill Group: “We’ve been following Jordy’s progress for a long time, and we’re excited to welcome him onboard. Jordy’s drive, commitment and determination for the sport have helped him to become one of surfing’s most explosive talents. We look forward to supporting Jordy wholeheartedly and can’t wait to see what he’ll achieve on the ASP World Tour and beyond.”
Jordy Smith: “I’m honored and stoked to join the O’Neill team and I’m excited about all the new opportunities that lie ahead. O’Neill is a company that has a tremendous history, heritage and shares my passion for the sport of surfing. With my family and O’Neill’s support, I am able to live my dream of surfing and I’m looking forward to representing the best brand in the surf industry, as I enter into my rookie year on the WCT in 2008.”
A Few Jordy Smith Videos
So what the big “Jordy Smith” deal? Besides pulling off rodeo flips you mean? :)
Jordy Smith can land aerials, make power carves, surf small of big, all with buttery smooth style. Take a look :)
This is how South African surfing prodigy Jordy Smith has won the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships defeating Adriano de Souza from Brazil at North Narrabeen beach in Sydney.
And a short interview with Jordy Smith at Huntington Beach’s U.S. Open of Surfing this year.