Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational

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Vans | Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational In Spain

Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Goes International July 29 & 30 at Vans Salinas Longboard Festival in Northern Spain

Tune in Each Day for Live Webcasts at vans.com/ducttape

Cypress, CA (July 25, 2011) – 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 at www.vans.com/ducttape. Replays of the contest will also be available on the blog for viewers who miss the live webcast.

Introduced last year at the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach, the Duct Tape Invitational is an innovative new event Vans developed with Joel Tudor that showcases longboarding in its purest aesthetic and pushes the envelope on traditional longboarding technique. In addition to Virginia Beach, Vans has brought the Duct Tape Invitational to legendary Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY and Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, CA.

“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 Burch, Mikey Detemple , JJ Wessels, Chad Marshall, Kassia Meador, Chris Del Moro, Harrison Roach, James Parry, Clovis Donizetti, Antoine Delpero, Mikel Urigoitia, Troy Elmore (1st Alt)

Follow Vans at the Salinas Duct Tape and as they travel through Europe at www.vans.com/ducttape. Stay tuned for daily photos, videos and up-dates, plus live interviews with the team!

Duct Tape Invitational Webcast Times:*

EST:
3:01 AM – 9:01AM EST on Saturday July 30th, 2011
3:01 AM – 9:01AM EST on Sunday July 31st, 2011

PST:
12:01 AM -6:01 AM PST on Saturday July 30th, 2011
12:01 AM – 6:01 AM PST on Sunday July 31st, 2011

SPAIN:
9:01 AM – 3:01 PM SPAIN on Saturday July 30th, 2011
9:01 AM – 3:01 PM SPAIN on Sunday July 31st, 2011

*Webcast times are subject to change due to weather