Master Joel Tudor claims WSL marginalizes 70% of California's surfers!
Anger at feeling marginalized is a many splendored thing and no one but no one wears it better than Joel Tudor. The wonderful jiu jitsu master and longerboard surfer from San Diego is almost always pushed to the corner by some event beyond his control. Six days ago it was alcoholic beverages sponsoring World Surf League events (watch Mikey soar!) and today it is the World Surf League allegedly removing his Duct Tape Invitational contest from the just around the corner U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.
But let’s let him tell us about it! He posted the following on his Instagram:
No @vanssurf @vans DTI HB This year! Our KOOK buddies @wsl asked if they could run the event without us this year! Way to kill surf history in ca…logging has been a part of contests in hb since 1959 — zero respect for its foundation!
DTI we can safely assume stands for Duct Tape Invitational. 150-odd comments followed, most praising Joel and telling the WSL to fuck itself etc. Joel responds to many. Let’s read those context free!
it’s never something we even care about ….just upset that they personally removed my event for no reason ….no longboard at all on schedule— mind you … we pay or the event and they ask for no DTI === they can eat my shorts
never needed them to begin with ….just find it funny that that they removed a successful part of the event for personal reasons – fuck those clowns!!!
working on something there for this winter – no contest …a DTI festival..like the one that just happened in Canada
turning your back on the more successful part of the event and shunning a large majority or the surfing population is not the best look when you are going for a large crowd turnout – they are retarded and need to hear it
pee in their coffee machine
we didn’t ….they asked us to not be there!!!! ……mind you we are paying for it ….just a slight slap in the face
On Facebook he also wrote…
And do you think this statistic is true? Are 70% of California’s surfers riding longboards?
I am very dubious. Very very dubious.
But what do you think? Are you Team Joel or Team Not Joel?
Also, will you miss the Duct Tape Invitational this year?