“Y’all just namaste’d this place into rubble!”
In a missive posted on Instagram earlier today Tudor wrote,
“All you kooks with your yoga retreats, surf camps and online magazines that have blown this place (Tifnit) up since blowvid… I hope you’re happy now… y’all just namaste’d this place into rubble soon to be high-end rentals.”
“Social media is a disease. And now they’re all signing petitions and sharing on social media. Been there ten years ago, since then everyone absolutely social media raped that place down. Now they’re very surprised that the government solid it to the big trust funds and hotel chains… bunch of famous longboarders, too, with their retreats making thousands without partnering with any locals. Shame.”
On the 6th, the director of equipment for the province of Chtouka Aït Baha, Mohamed Zouhair, disseminates information, demanding the restoration of illegally built homes to their original condition, within five days. Stupor, collapse and incomprehension of the approximately 200 more or less regular inhabitants of the village, mainly fishermen, some of whose families have lived there for generations. The heart tight, some flee Tifnit with their meager possessions. Defenders of the village, mainly foreigners, launched a petition and organized a demonstration. Calls to the authorities go unheeded. On the 25th, no voluntary demolition having taken place, the mechanical excavators came into action and destroyed everything, but really everything, in their path (see above video Michel Terrier). On December 28, they covered the rubble accumulated by the traxes with earth. Tifnit has completely disappeared. Nothing remains of the small town described as the only one of its kind to have survived in Morocco.
Also, real dirty, suss restaurants, shit everywhere.
Anyway, have a squiz here, see if you care.
Joel Tudor is a well-known star of blood feuds, including a ten-year battle with Kelly Slater over the correct use of jiutjisu belts.
You’ll remember his role as the protagonist in these classics,
Blood Feud: Joel Tudor and Noa Deane in creative battle royale! Blood Feud: Joel Tudor vs The World, and Blood Feud: Kelly Slater vs Kelly Slater (part one), Blood Feud: Joel Tudor vs Kelly Slater, part two and Blood feud; Joel Tudor squares off with shaping icon Richard Kenvin.