Skip to comments.Jordy Smith pulls arguably the best surfing move ever
Posted on 06/22/2009 1:26:04 PM PDT by Scythian
Watch the video, they are saying he turned surfing into a whole new sport with this one move, now, everything is going to change ....
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See for yourself as Smith executes a high-flying rotating-flip into a reverse 360.
Looks like the normal reaction of a surfer to seeing a big shark nearby.
Seen it done with a kite, but never on a bare board...
Wow! Simply amazing. Put that up there with Tony Hawk’s 900 degree turn on a half-pipe and Thomas Pastrana’s double flip on the motorcycle.
Travis, not thomas.
That’s not surfing. That’s skateboarding in water B
Jordy looks (and sounds) like Heath Ledger in the movie ‘10 Things I hate about You’.
It’d still scare the hell out of me if I saw it looming up in front of me. :)
Come on man.
Way cool video, how’d ya get in to surfing?
I’ll show my kid this and he’ll say photoshop.
They are almost different sports. I find this way more impressive as a surfing feat, and as a purest I still think the big “paddle in” rides are the epitome.
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Now obi will have to travel to Hawaii to take lessons from this guy. On our tab. Without the family. Needs to check the latest version of the new old BC, too.
Was that done while in the White House. . .seems I recall something like that was done by him in the White House. . .
Here is something fun to see.
Nice foto Florida boy
Was that the one he pulled in the White House corridor? Bitchin'...........
I wanna see him do it on one of those big waves at the Cortes Bank or Mavericks.
Totally cool...Laird Hamilton rocks.
Was this at Maverick’s?
....and this is relevant to what...considering the problems that America is facing?......????
We’re not 24/7 political activism, that’s what it means.
Myself, I’ve logged thousands of hours manning phone banks and walked hundreds of miles of precincts over three decades of political activism, but I also garden, mountain bike, hike, camp, surf, draw and watch American Idol!
So I come to Freep not only to watch our political disintegration under Lord Zero, the Red Messiah, but I also read the gardening threads, the surfing threads, the astronomy threads, the string theory threads and the sci-fi threads.
Maybe that makes me a Renaissance Man, not a dull-witted member of the booboisie?!
Of course your opinion may differ...
What a great life, traveling the world to exotic locations and surfing great waves in beautiful surroundings
The dorsal fin is too swept and small and there is an anal FIN rather than a FLUKE as a cetacean would have.
There are those that believe if the board leaves the wave, it ain’t surfing.
No. I rode Mavericks, many times. You can’t use jet skis there. Too many rocks and reefs. This is Jaws, I believe.
How totally cool...you actually rode Mavericks?
Good for you...I just confined myself to the piers at Newport, and mild waves at that.
I remember calling Logan Lockabie’s Surf Report every day after school and hearing what the conditions were like, and if it was a Black Flag day I’d go watch those ballsy surfers...but I’d never go in when it was like that!
I body surfed The Wedge once, in mild conditions, and that was good enough for me.
Outstanding that you’ve surfed Mavericks, though...way cool.
Did you know that Hawaiian kid who drowned there a few years back?
That is very cool.
I've never even touched a surf board, and the ocean scares the crap out of me, but I have had a strong fascination with surfing since I saw The Big Swell and Riding Giants a few years back.
I think it's because those guys really live.
He may have repeated the trick at the White House, but the first time he did it was at an X-Games event (I believe). It took him a few tries before he pulled it off, but he’s the first. I’m unsure if anyone has done it since.
OK. . but the photo showed him skateboarding in the White House. . .tacky, classless and a total insult.
Blame Barry for permitting that, not Tony Hawk.
How about I blame both. . .one for allowing it and the other for doing it.
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