Amid a hectic day of crushed dreams and Qualifying Series carnage at the Vans World Cup, Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour standout Jordy Smith lurked in the shadows. However, the South African's lead-footed approach on the powerful Sunset canvas proved to be a match made in heaven. Jordy really broke out in the Semifinals when he dropped the hammer on a solid set wave to earn a massive 9.5. His monster score was enough to snag a heat win over an on-fire Hawaiian dark horse, Torrey Meister. Smith carried that confidence straight into the Final, where he earned a hard-fought win over Meister and Frederico Morais.