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Rumors are flying as to how and why surfers selected their new jersey numbers for 2015. South African Jordy Smith, who ripped his way through Round 1, put the guesses to bed on Instagram. -- @jordysmith88: Pretty happy about the history of my number... First of all I chose the number 23 because of Michael Jordan. When I was young I always wanted to be great at a sport and I shared the same with names with him, only mine is Jordan Michael. To add to it my house number for 23 years was number 23... Kinda weird.. My parents did not plan this I swear 😜 When I was around 3 or 4 my parents got me into soccer and I grew to really love it. I still enjoy playing the odd game with friends when I get a chance! Because of this I grew up watching David Beckham, one of the worlds best and most iconic

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