Justin Quintal conquers the 2015 Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational

August 6, 2015 | Surfing
Justin Quintal: style and grace | Photo: Lallande/Vans

Justin Quintal has conquered the 2015 Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational at Huntington Beach Pier, California.

The logging final was held in two-to-three-foot waves. Noseriding skills, connecting sections, longer rides, cross steps, and holding postures. The recipe for success also includes comradery, no hassling, no pumping, and medium pride levels.

The decisive heat included two new faces - Tommy Witt and Kai Ellice-Flint - and two classic names - Justin Quintal and Troy Mothershead. They all wanted to win, despite the be-cool spirit embedded in the DNA of the event founded by Joel Tudor.

Quintal showed impeccable footwork. As a result, the Floridian managed to ride two excellent waves - a 9.57 and an 8.50 - to steal the victory from Witt, who collected a total of 17.49 points.

Justin started longboarding at 11, but he is known for riding everything. He has already claimed three Duct Tape Invitational contests (2010, 2013, and 2015).

"I grew a beard, came back, and tried to stay on that left. I watched some footage of Joel surfing here. I also looked up to all surfers here. They're my peers, and they all shred. They represent traditional surfing really well," stated Quintal.

2015 Vans Joel Tudo Duct Tape Invitational | Final

1. Justin Quintal (USA), 18.07
2. Tommy Witt (USA), 17.49
3. Troy Mothershead (HAW), 14.17
4. Kai Ellice-Flint (AUS), 8.90