20 July 18
Well this is good news! The first ever all-women’s Vans Duct Tape Invitational competition – with 24 grand in prizemoney.
It’s to run across two days in among all the hoopla at the WSL Vans Open of Surfing late July through early August.
16-woman format/ 4-woman heats/ 2 days
Top two advance from each heat
25 minute heats/ 40-minute final
No interference – Ladies’s priority
Prize Money - $24,000 Prize purse
1st - $8,000
2nd - $6,000
3rd - $4,000
4th - $2,000
Additional $4k Shared Wave Bonus Cash
$500 for best two woman wave rode each heat
$1,000 for best two women heat rode in final
THE PRESS RELEASE FROM WSL / VANS:
The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational returns to Huntington Beach, bringing the world’s most progressive longboarding talent center stage during the Vans US Open of Surfing. Directed by eight-time US Open of Surfing Champion Joel Tudor, Vans is thrilled to continue this globally recognized invitational for another great year!
Strict guidelines are enforced in the use of traditional, single-fin logs without leash plugs. Additional prize money will be awarded for best shared wave, encouraging surfers to ride the same wave with style and creativity, while honoring the ladies’s rule of no interference.
The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational in Huntington Beach marks the thirteenth event in the international Duct Tape contest series, reinforcing a global platform for traditional longboarding and providing a unique festival atmosphere for today’s most progressive longboarding icons.
Since 2010, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational has set a standard for the longboarding community, enriching competition with an affinity for style 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, craftsmanship and tradition in and out of the water.