WATCH: SA surfer Jordy Smith makes J-Bay history!

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Cape Town - South African professional surfer, Jordy Smith surfed his way into history on Tuesday, 18 July.

Taking part in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) event in Jeffreys Bay, Smith created history by recording the first perfect 20-point heat total as the competition ran through Round 3 and the opening two heats of Round 4, before being called off when a shark was sighted breaching about 100 metres outside the competition area.

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The two-time event winner (2010 and 2011) posted his perfect 20 heat total in his Round 3 match-up with 2017 WSL Rookie Leonardo Fioravanti of Italy. 

Added to this, this is only the 10th time the feat has been achieved in 40-plus years of professional surfing, the first time anyone has earned a perfect 20 at J-Bay and the first ever perfect heat for Smith. - Sports24's full coverage