Up until recently, Jay had spent two years limping between couches and surgeons’ tables trying to get the bone spurring in his left ankle – suffered while attempting a forehand gaff in Hawaii in ’09 – fixed. He feared his days surfing pain-free were over and doctors did little to allay those fears. But the arduous rehab routine he’s been forced to perform daily ever since is finally beginning to pay dividends, handsome ones too by the looks of this clip. The guy’s never surfed better, while injuries have been known to do wonders in the attitude adjustment area – just ask Dane. Judging by the high velocity awkward near-make at the 17 second mark Jay’s well and truly back in the human-wrecking-ball head space that reigned before the injury run.