Following his withdrawal from the Olympics due to a knee injury, Jordy Smith is due to return to competition at the South African Longboard Championships. In May this year, Smith sustained a knee injury while surfing at his home break of New Pier, Durban. Ranked number three on the World Championship tour at the time, Smith was forced to make the tough decision to withdraw from the Olympics and subsequently the World Tour event in Mexico. Now, four months later, Smith’s recovery is complete. He is not completely new to the world of longboarding, having competed in the 2006 South African Longboarding Championships, where he went on to win a Junior Longboarding title. The South African Longboard Championships, sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, presented by RYD Brand will take place from August 24 to 29 at Point, Jeffreys Bay.Photo:WSL/CAIT MIERS
Jordy Smith returns to compete in JBay
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