Watch the Highlights from Joel Tudor’s 2015 Duct Tape Invitational Longboard Contest in Noosa Heads, Australia
by Owen James Burke
This was the tenth event of the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, which began in Virginia Beach, has since seen stops in California, New York, France, Spain and for the second time, Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia. Image: Vans.
Two-time ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Champion longboarder Joel Tudor selects an iconic surf break somewhere on the globe and gathers the world’s best loggers to compete for best stylings atop traditional, unadulterated single fin longboards, with bonus points for “best shared wave with style and creativity”–mild warning: there’s a brief mooning. Here are the highlights:
Watch “The Ductumentary” below, about San Diegan Joel Tudor, an outsider in the modern professional surf world who became a professional competitive surfer by 15, and went on to bringing traditional longboarding back into popular surf culture with The Duct Tape Invitational, where style is everything, and only surfboards in want of duct tape need apply.