After Alex sprayed Pickle down with copious amounts of champagne for his Duct Tape win, it was time to get down to business. And by business, I mean the opposite of that which is party-ing. Please allow me to transport you back in time to a bus full of French surfers singing Frères Jacques on repeat, and about 25 American longboarders yelling at each other with bad Italian accents to set the stage. The Vans Europe crew took us to a traditional Astur restaurant. The key ingredients involved in an Astur meal, appears to be shooting cider out of a cask in the wall as a 4-foot stream straight to your mouth and bagpipes. The bagpipes never cease. There was also an incident with what looked like a cream tart, but was actually mayonnaise, but I won’t go into that.
Joel Tudor’s Duct Tape Invitational Quarter & Semi Finals took place yesterday. Despite the poor conditions, all the contestants had a blast in their heats. Catch the finals today at 3:20pm over at the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach.