The world’s best surfers put on a show in pumping 6 – 8 foot foot surf as the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay rampaged through Rounds 3, 4 and 5 yesterday.

South African Jordy Smith currently No. 5 on the ASP World Title rankings and defending event winner, came back from a slow start to the day with the performance of the event, an 18.30 out of a possible 20, in his electric Round 5 win over Bede Durbidge (AUS).

Jordy Smith lays down the law at Supers. Photo: ASP

“I took a pintail out in my Round 4 heat and felt like I was going backwards on it,” Smith said. “I switched it up for the last heat and I’m stoked I found a board I really like. The waves out here this afternoon are really fun. Even with that little wind on it, there are still some really good ones out there and they’re really good for airs.”

Smith capped off his sensational Round 5 performance with a massive full rotation air reverse on the bricks to score a 9.47 out of a possible 10. The South African will face Damien Hobgood (USA), 32, in the Quarterfinals when competition resumes today.

Joel Parkinson is on form at the Billabong Pro J'Bay. Photo: ASP

BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 3 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Daniel Ross (AUS) 11.60 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 10.17
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.63 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 9.67
Heat 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11.76 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 11.34
Heat 4: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 13.70 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 8.77
Heat 5: Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.00 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.00
Heat 6: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 16.53 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 12.20
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.10 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 9.80
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.64 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.33
Heat 9: Adam Melling (AUS) 13.43 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 12.44
Heat 10: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.93 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.04
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.30 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 10.60
Heat 12: Josh Kerr (AUS) 16.60 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.20

The crowd is totally behind local boy Jordy Smith. Photo: ASP

BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 4 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.50, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.17, Daniel Ross (AUS) 11.70
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS)17.54 , Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.60, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 9.17
Heat 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.57, Adam Melling (AUS) 16.43, Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.27
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS)16.40, Michel Bourez (PYF) 14.33, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.37

Watch Jordy Smith take to the air in his Round 5 heat:

BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 5 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 18.30 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.93
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.26 def. Dan Ross (AUS) 11.33
Heat 3: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 10.26 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 10.16
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.96 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 10.40

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BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:

QF 1: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
QF 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
QF 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
QF 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)

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