What is up with the Joel Tudor fix lately? Well, we are uploading images in order right now as Joel is currently up. Other surfers we have coming up to begin uploading are Kolohe Andino and Rob Machado from this years 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Converse. Then once all the Joel images are finished (2010 / 2011) we will start on Donavon Frankenreiter, Dane Reynolds, Bruce Irons, Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow. In the mean time here are a few shots of Joel from the ’09 season.
You never know who or what you will run into at Malibu, but on this day Joel found long time friend Chris Malloy (red man and beer in hiding) checking the surf. Chris ended up joining Joel in the water as Chris surfed a mid length board.
A Japan magazine wanted a photo (lifestyle) of Joel for the cover of there magazine and Joel had this idea as he wanted this for the cover. It did not make it, but instead a photo of him standing in his backyard with a longboard did. That is Joel’s son Tosh next to him as Tosh is very involved with Jijitsu classes. (following in dads footsteps)
Photographer Jack English recalls this session. “The waves had been going off in La Jolla and Joel was getting these big shacks at Big Rock, but I had just sold my water housings and still had not got my new ones yet. I was freaking because Big Rock was going off and I love to shoot there from the water, but on this day I was stuck on the land. I still got a few cool shots. What I learned in the future do not sell my housings until I have my new one ready that way I won’t miss any water shot days.”
Joel surfing a finless wooden surfboard that he shaped. Is this what Herbie meant by the “side slip boogie”?
Joel and his longboard posse at the July 2009 Corona Noseriding Invitational in conjunction with the Hurley US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. In the pic there is Harrison Roach, Christian Wach, Christian Fletcher, Herbie Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Alex Knost and two others that we don’t know the names of.