Posts Tagged ‘joel tudor’

June 26th, 2014

Tosh With Father Joel Tudor

Tosh with dad Joel Tudor on International Surfing Day (June 21st) at the Grom Comp by the Swami’s Surfing Association that was held at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas – Tosh surfed in the age 9-10 division.



November 27th, 2013

Joel Tudor Being Sued By His Business Partner Andrew Blauschild (a photographer)

“Tudor got a key to a warehouse and vandalized it before making off with surfing gear” – New York Post


August 2nd, 2013

Joel Tudor Getting Called Out By Joe Aaron

We’re on Joel’s (Tudor) side on this one!!!

July 19th, 2013

Hang Time With Joel Tudor And Friends


The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational – July 26th and 27th

The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational represents the vision of two-time ASP world longboarding champion Joel Tudor to create an innovative surf series that showcases progressive style, creativity and craftsmanship both in and out of the water. Bringing the world’s best longboarders from around the globe to iconic surf destinations, the Duct Tape contest creates a unique festival atmosphere for today’s most progressive longboarding icons.

Landing in Huntington Beach for the first time in the series, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Pacifico makes its debut at the US Open this year as part of the weeklong celebration of action sports, art and music.

The invite-only competition is set to host 16 of the most progressive longboarders in the world including artistic icons Alex Knost and Tyler Warren along with international longboarding specialists Ryan Burch and Harrison Roach. Featuring a strict 16-man heat format and requiring single-fin, leashless logs, the Duct Tape contest awards competitors for their precision, form and style, exhibiting the unique innovations of longboarding aesthetic by the most stylish longboarders to date.

Introduced in 2010 at the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational has made stops at internationally renowned surf locales including legendary Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY, Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, La Cote Des Basques in Biarritz, France, Surfrider Beach in Malibu, CA, Playa Salinas in Spain, Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia and many more to come.

2013 Contestants
Alex Knost
Justin Quintal
Tyler Warren
Harrison Roach
James Parry
Jared Mell
Chad Marshall
Ryan Burch
Kassia Meador
Matt Cuddihy
Matty Chojnacki
Troy Elmore
Yuta Sezutsu
Tanner Prairie
Andy Nieblas

July 9th, 2013

Joel Tudor Long Before It Was Cool

“Before the ironic mustache frenzy, computer generated “retro boards” and “soul surfers” posting photos of themselves on the internet there was this guy with 100 percent natural style, before it was “marketable” thanks Joel, much respect” – Alex Knost


February 5th, 2013

The October 2007 California Wildfire

Told by photographer Jack English.

It was the morning of October 23, 2007. Winds reaching up to 85mph and approximately 1,000,000 people had to evacuate their homes, the largest evacuation in California’s history. My emotions we’re in a weird place this day. I was up early to do my job and that was to shoot surf photos. I went straight to Torrey Pines knowing that was a great place when the winds are howling offshore. Once I arrived to the beach at around 6:30 in the morning it looked like something out of a movie. The sky was so covered with smoke and the sun was just rising which added a much more mystique look. The surf was around 4-5ft. I phoned Joel Tudor knowing he lived minutes away and the surf was great for longboarding.

This is what I came upon at first light. Looking much like a Wolfgang Bloch painting.

Waiting for Joel to show up knowing good and well he will be late I phoned him again, get down here now I insisted. The lighting is something I had never seen. My intentions were to photograph Joel with the smoke in the background. Waiting and waiting for Joel I noticed alot of people at the beach for how early it was. Here it’s 6:30 and the parking is full and people are on the beach and in and around their cars.

I met this guy who tells me he is from Ramona and that all the counties inland were evacuated by the authority’s and everyone was told to go to the coast. I put on my 16-35mm lens and started shooting. I had just switched at that moment from a “surfing photographer” to a photo journalist within seconds. I remember telling myself what would a National Geographic photographer be doing in my position right now. Here I am at the beach to shoot a pro surfer and then I have all these stranded people all around me. I wasn’t excited being around all these people who are freaking out and are grieving over their homes possibly being lost to the fires. I noticed I was the only photographer around and with Joel not their I just started shooting.

The Ramona man holding his blind cat

A man listening to his weather radio

Surfers coming in from the surf

Posing with their boards

A father with his two daughters

It was so different shooting these type of shots from what I was use to. At a surf contest your battling other photographers for a shot and here I was with nobody else around. It felt to easy to get my own shot cause it was, feeling much like I was the assigned San Diego wildfire photographer for Torrey Pines state beach. Oh yeah, still no Joel Tudor.

Women having to spend the night in her car

Husband and wife. She mentioned to me she could only grab a few things from her home, and one of them was this framed photo album of here wedding pictures.

By now the wind had kicked in so much it had blown much of the smoke that was overhead out to sea and to the north of us. By the time Joel finally did arrive that “look” was well gone. I wasn’t mad at Joel by any means as I was actually excited that he did take so long knowing I had just shot some pretty historical photos in San Diego.

Joel shows up with a joint dangling from his lips as if nothing is happening. He rolls down his window and without saying a word I take his picture. He clearly sees the waves are good and suits up. My only request to him was not to light his joint until we get to the shoreline. I wanted to take a photo of him smoking with all the smoke in the background.

“I’m here”

If I would had gone way, way down towards the south end of the beach I may have been able to get some smoke in the action photos of Joel. Again the smoke was mostly gone by now. Joel caught around 10 waves and we wrapped it up.

Joel doing it for the camera

Man selling $5 masks on PCH


Made my way to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas





Ponto Beach, Carlsbad

Oceanside Pier





January 30th, 2013

Photos Uploaded Today

US Open

Colonel Sanders


Doug Acton – Mavericks
doug acton photographer mavericks december 09 2004

Whats on your tongue

Oceano Dunes, The Poles

Eden English – Cardiff Lagoon

Cardiff Reef

Carlsbad Lagoon

Seaside Reef

Eric Soderquist

Evan Futterer – Oceanside

Homeless – Santa Cruz


Hugh Soderquist – 26th Ave, Santa Cruz

Illegal Crossing

Joel Tudor – Suckouts

Justin Cote – Seaside

Lost Girl

Mark Cunningham – Nixon Billboard

Pro Wakeboarders – DMJ’s, Oceanside

Reef Models

Rob Machado

Russel Smith – Beavers Beach

Mrs. Florence (John John’s mom), Gavin Beschen and Russel Smith – Steamer Lane

Sebastian Zietz – Lowers

Siri Cota – Oceanside

Mr. Snowman – Steamer Lane

Taylor Steele

Tonino Benson

William Sharp (photographer to the Ventura and Santa Barbara surf stars)

December 30th, 2012

Joel Tudor Surfing Suckouts

(yes he is going switch stance)



Devon Howard (Spy’s creative director)

Cookie Monster

Jen Smith – Nixon Billboard

Spy Billboard

Mikala Jones – Reef Billboard

Pamela Anderson – Currently on the North Shore of Oahu
Photo: Vince Cavataio

December 1st, 2012

Joel Tudor Surfing Big Rock

Joel (middle), Matt Shadbolt, (right) and unknown (left)

Joel riding a 6’6 quad fin

Joe Roper

Joe Joe Roper

Matt Shadbolt

Ryan Bracker (getting burned) and Bird


Goofy footer

Taylor Dodge

Joel “Soul”

October 14th, 2012

Tosh And Joel Tudor Surfing

Today at Cardiff by the Sea. Tosh riding a 4’4″, four fin.