Congratulations Jordy Smith on ringing the bell at the RipCurl Pro at Bells Beach!
If the quarter finals had everyone on the edge of their seat, the semis had everyone in a full-blown panic attack. Jordy Smith and Ezekiel Lau’s heat was completely out of control. Both surfers wracked up a solid score with their first couple of waves and for the remainder of the heat were neck and neck. It wasn’t until Jordy’s final wave with seconds to go, that he was able to get the score he needed to push him into the finals.
Jordy Smith then battled it out in the finals with Caio Ibelli. Caio lead the heat until Jordy scored a 9.77, nearly a 10! At the end of the buzzer, Jordy had secured a dominating score of 18.90. Any closer, and he would have a near perfect score!