Leila Hurst seems to live the “always summer” lifestyle, but she knows a thing or two about Winter, and of course, the many reasons why
Summer is so much better than winter! Of course, nobody’s perfect, not even summer.
That’s why we asked the Vans Surf Team to give us their “Pros And Cons Of
Summer”, here’s what Leila Hurst had to say aboutP’s and C’s of S.
Everyone’s in California—my
girlfriends, my family, and my friends literally everyone! So we play, we play
MALIBUUUUUUU + longboard heaven.
Summertime surfing at Malibu is the best.
The best “pro” of all is spending as
much time as humanly possible living in a swimsuit!
In Volume 24.5 of The Surfer’s Journal,Dane Reynolds wrote about the nature of progressive
surfing, offering his thoughts on face sequences, straight airs, and the
unpredictable realities of a liquid medium.
A new edit just dropped that coincides with the article, you should watch it right now on SurfersJournal.com
2016 Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Descends Upon Vancouver Island, B.C.
Joel Tudor’s Longboarding Exhibition Ventures to Remote Shores of Tofino For Exciting New Surf
The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational returns with a new expedition
set for Tofino in Vancouver, B.C. on May 6-8.
With a beautiful locale and exciting new surf ripe for the taking,
world-renowned professional surfer and esteemed contest director, Joel
Tudor will lead 16 of the most creative and innovative longboarders from
across the globe to exhibit their unique surfing style on the remote
shores of Tofino.
the stakes in 2016 with a new prize purse of $24,000USD, the 16-man
contest will span a two-day window with top contenders in tow, including
champion Justin Quintal, who claimed his third consecutive title in the
Duct Tape Series last summer during the Vans US Open. Quintal’s return
is matched by veteran longboarding icons Alex Knost, experimentalist
Ryan Burch, and the style-heavy Tyler Warren.
Newcomers like the event’s wildcard, Tofino’s own Asia Dryden, plus
Vans Canada team player Dean Petty, and soulful waverider Karina Rozunko
will bring new perspective to the field, ensuring a diverse display of
talent across the board.
guidelines will enforce the use of traditional, single-fin logs without
modern attachments and no interference allowed. Additional points are
for best shared wave, encouraging surfers to ride the same wave with
style and creativity.
2016 DTI Tofino Invitees
tradition of celebrating an eccentric culture fueled by art and
creativity, Vans will host a special screening of filmmaker George
surf film, Forbidden Trim, followed by a closing event performance by surfer Alex Knost’s beloved experimental band,
Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational in Tofino marks the twelfth
event in the international Duct Tape contest series, reinforcing a
for longboarding specialty and providing a unique festival atmosphere
for today’s most progressive longboarding icons.
2010, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational has set a standard for
the longboarding community, enriching competition with an affinity for
and originality. The Vans Duct Tape Invitational contest series is
anchored by the vision of two-time ASP world longboarding champion Joel
Tudor, to create an innovative surf series that upholds progression,
creativity and craftsmanship in and out of the water.
Leila won her heat in the Junior Women’s Quarter Finals at the and is on to the Semis. If you can’t make it down to the beach, you can watch the live webcast on the US Open of Surfing site here. Semi Finals start at 2:50pm on Wednesday!
Leila will also be competing in the Women’s event. Round 1 is tomorrow from 10:30am - 1:30pm.
We’re huge fans of the brilliant minds over at HairBarrels.com. For years they’ve been scouring the internet looking for the perfect hairstyle tubes and hair-air sections for the world’s best surfers to shred on and/or in. Here are five of our favorite Vans Team Hair Barrels for you to enjoy, and hopefully get inspired to create some Hair Barrels of your own! Happy Hair Barrel hunting!