After watching Jordy Smith’s opening wave, which features a beautifully-executed hack-to-barrel combo, in his new edit above, a slight feeling of disappointment settles in. Not disappointment with Jordy (who tears apart this Snapper Rocks doppelganger in Africa as a warm up for the first stop on the 2019 ‘CT season), but disappointment with the fact that the sand at Snapper Rocks isn’t cooperating at present, meaning that we likely won’t see Smith work his point break magic this week on the Gold Coast. Sure, he’ll undoubtedly tear the top right off a Duranbah peak, but it just won’t be the same as if we’d been able to see him laying into searing turns all the way down the Superbank amid a pulsing swell.