As the eleventh event in the Joel Tudor Duct Tape international contest series, the competition represents two-time world longboarding champion Tudor’s vision of leading an innovative surf series that showcases progressive style, creativity and craftsmanship, both in and out of the water. Strict guidelines will enforce the use of traditional, single-fin logs without plugs. Additional prize money will be awarded for best shared wave, encouraging surfers to ride the same wave with style and creativity, while honoring the gentleman’s rule of no interference.
The 2015 Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational is staged within the Vans US Open of Surfing, a nine-day event recognized as the largest professional sports competition and action sports festival in the world. The larger event is hosted in partnership with the World Surf League and event owner and operator IMG. Official sponsors of the event include Vans, Samsung, GoPro, Jeep, FIAT, F45, Pacifico, PB Teen, G-Shock, and Red Bull. All Vans US Open of Surfing events are free and open to the public.
2015 Vans US Open Duct Tape Invitational contest invitees complete list:
Troy Mothershead, Ryan Burch, Justin Quintal, Sam Crookshanks, Tyler Warren, Nathan Strom, Lucas Dirkse, Chad Marshall, Michael Lay, Karina Rozunko, Andy Nieblas, Tommy Witt, TZ - Tiezhuang, Jared Mell, Bryce Young, Troy Elmore (Alternate), JJ Wessells (Alternate), Kassia Meador (Alternate) and Trace Marshall (Alternate).
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