The Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans returns to the Noosa Heads, Australia this weekend as part of the historic Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing. The world's best traditional longboarders will exhibit their unique longboarding style for a piece of a $10,000 USD prize purse and the privilege to be a part of the celebrated heritage of the Noosa surf community. Watch the LIVE webcast this Thursday, March 12th (US) right here!
The 16-man contest spans a three-day window with top contenders including defending champion and Noosa local Harrison Roach from Australia, past Duct Tape winners Alex Knost and Tyler Warren of California, plus a talented roster longboard specialists from all over the world. Strict guidelines will enforce the use of traditional, single-fin logs without modern attachments and no interference allowed. Additional points will be awarded for best shared wave, encouraging surfers to ride the same wave with style and creativity.
Contest Invitees Include:
Harrison Roach, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren, Ryan Burch, Dane Peterson, Matty Chojnacki, Jai Lee, Thomas Bexon, Matt Cuddihy, Mikey Detemple, Robin Kegel, Bryce Young, Troy Mothershead, Nathan Strom, Kai Ellice-Flynt plus a local wildcard given to the winner of the Noosa Logger Pro.
In addition to this year’s contest, Vans will host a special film screening of artist Thomas Campbell’s surf film, The Seedling, on Friday, March 13. Joel Tudor joined by Thomas Campbell, will host the evening’s festivities at the Noosa Festival event site. Visit noosafestivalofsurfing.com for additional event information, contest times and more!
The 2015 Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational in Noosa marks the tenth event in the Joel Tudor Duct Tape contest series, with every stop taking place at famous global surf spots. The Duct Tape Invitational contest series represents the vision of two-time ASP world longboarding champion Joel Tudor to create an innovative surf series that showcases progressive style, creativity and craftsmanship both in and out of the water. Bringing the world’s best longboarders from around the globe to iconic surf destinations, the Duct Tape contests create a unique festival atmosphere for today’s most progressive longboarding icons.