TRAVIS LOGIE: When Jordy first came on the scene, he was all guns blazing, but there were definitely moments here and there when he needed advice. I think I was able to help him learn how to respect his competitors, but still want to smash them in a heat and then be civil after the heat was done, regardless of the result. Sometimes he didn't know when to turn off after the heat; I was the same in the beginning.
He came on with a reputation for being arrogant, but it wasn't long before he was one of the most liked guys on the Tour. Surfing-wise, I don't think there's much more he needs to do to win a world title one day. He surfs as good, and, in certain conditions, better than some of the guys winning events now. It will come. It just takes one event to start a winning run.
Recently on the Tour, Smith has become friends with Josh Kerr, a 28-year-old Australian surfer who also shares Smith's love of freesurfing.
JOSH KERR: When he puts it all together, Jordy's real strength is flow. I love how he can flow such crazy moves together without any bobbles, it's super-rare to see someonedo that, and he does it in every surf. He is the full package.
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