Jordy Smith works the Nightshift

Thousands Gather in Cape Town to See the Ski-Assisted Night Session

Crowds descended onto the sand en masse to see Jordy and crew go big in the 1-foot surf. Photo: Johnson

The standard night surf got kicked up a notch on Sunday evening when Red Bull brought floodlights, jet skis, and DJ sets into the mix at Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. Surf fans poured onto the beach to catch a glimpse of Jordy Smith taking flight in the shorebreak, but although the fanfare was intense, the waves were far from it. A crowd that would rival most ASP events watched Jordy Smith, Craig Anderson, Damien Fahrenfort, and others get whipped at sloppy 1-foot closeouts. But jet ski assistance goes a long way, and the crew boosted tweaked airs and supermans well into the night.

Damien Fahrenfort gets inverted thanks to a few hundred CC's of jet ski assistance. Photo: Red Bull

The event became a frenzy of fans and media as the sun went down. Photo: Red Bull

Rudy Palmboom stuck a few airs before darkness fell at Camps Bay. Photo: Red Bull

When the sun went down, Jordy came out and immediately started going for the superman. Photo: Red Bull

Progressive airs were the maneuver du jour during the junky tow-at session. Royden Bryson goes for a Kerrupt under the floodlights. Photo: Red Bull

Jordy Smith spent as much time out of the water as in it during the event. Photo: Red Bull

Blinded by the light, Ricky Basnett squints as he goes for a frontside grab. Photo: Red Bull

To the delight of thousands of spectators, Jordy stuck a lofty superman toward the end of the tow-at session. Photo: Red Bull