Written by: Taylor Phelps
Traveling and surfing the best breaks in the world may seem like a dream job, but even professional surfers need to break away from the daily work grind and Jordy Smith is no exception. Constantly competing and traveling can really take it’s toll, putting you in auto-pilot mode. Which brings up the question, “how do competitive surfers take time off of their job?” They find an empty line-up and go free-surfing of course! Jordy Smith takes a couple of days off to recharge by escaping to a remote paradise in South Africa, scoring some clean sandy-bottomed barrels. Jordy proves that living a balanced lifetyle is important, after all, “surfing is [his] whole life”. -Jordy Smith
Taylor Phelps is a California State University of Channel Islands graduate with a degree in Communications. Born and raised near the coast of Southern California, she has developed a passion for the ocean and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, swimming, and surfing. Additionally, she has a special interest in cross cultural communication and plans to develop her knowledge on the topic by traveling the world someday.