With the clock winding down in his Quarterfinal heat against Sebastian Zietz, Jordy Smith was still searching for a decent score. Smith was in a precarious situation after Zietz snagged a solid 9-point ride earlier in the heat. That all changed when the South African air-dropped into a mutant double-up barrel at Supertubos. When Smith finally came flying out with the spit there was no need for a replay. His unanimous 10-point ride earned Smith a Semifinal spot in Portugal where he will take on California rookie Conner Coffin.
If Jordy can win the MEO Rip Curl Pro, he will send the World Title Race to Hawaii.