O’Neill presents, “Jordy Smith: The Getaway” edited by Jacob Wooden, featuring South African WCT surfer Jordy Smith as he escapes his busy schedule to sand bottomed tubes.
Even surfers like Jordy who appear to “have it all” need a break from the often hectic life of a WCT surfer and focus on the simplicity and raw nature of the sport of surfing.
It’s difficult to actually know how hard the life of professional surfers really are. Yes, they seemingly live the dream life by constantly traveling to surf some of the best waves on the planet while getting paid to do what they love. However, it all comes at a cost and there are sacrifices to be made.
The ceaseless pressure to perform at your best, rarely ever being able to settle in and relax in one place for too long, and the constant media attention can all get overwhelming at times.