PORT ELIZABETH – South Africa’s No 6 world-ranked surfer Jordy Smith is in a strong position to qualify for next year’s 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Surfing is one of four sports that will debut at the 2020 Olympics.
Smith, along with some of the world's best surfers, are presently in action at the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) event in the Eastern Cape town of Jeffreys Bay.
“To be the first South African surfer to go would be a great honour, and I’m working towards that goal,” said Smith in an interview.
The final rankings will be determined following the final CT events of 2019 (the Hawaii Pro and Billabong Pipe Masters).