The first international edition of the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans kicks off this Friday, July 29 and continues Saturday, July 30 at renowned surf locale Playa Salinas in Northern Spain as 16 of the word's best longboarders will compete for their piece of a $10,000 prize purse. This summer’s Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, the 4th in the series, is held in conjunction with the 10th Vans Salinas Longboard Festival, the largest longboard gathering in the world. The Duct Tape is unique in surfing as it celebrates traditional log riding combined with modern style. Competitors are awarded for precision, form and creativity while riding single fin logs with no interference allowed. Surf fans around the world can tune in to a live webcast of the Duct Tape Invitational on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Replays of the contest will also be available on the blog for viewers who miss the live webcast.
"The Salinas Longboard Festival has always been a great gathering for the logging community,” said Vans Surf Marketing Manager Scott Sisamis. “We're really psyched to be able to be part of it on another level this year by showcasing the next generation of longboarders in this specialty event."
Expected Riders include:
Alex Knost (winner of Santa Cruz Duct Tape Invitational), Justin Quintal (winner of 2010 ECSC and Montauk Duct Tape Invitationals), Robbie Kegel, Tyler Warren, Christian Wach, Ryan