The Noosa Festival of Surfing is one of the world’s premiere longboard contests that has been running strong for the last 10 years, luring some of the best longboarders from around the globe. Noosa is famed for its multitude of perfect right hand point breaks stretching along its lush green coastline. This year was especially exceptional not only because the waves were pumping, but also that it happened to coincide with Joel Tudors Duct Tape Invitational. The Duct Tape is Joel’s top picks in his opinion of who really exemplifies proper longboarding today, and let me tell you it was quite the show. Perfect waist to chest high peelers with some of the top names from Alex Knost, Jared Mell, Tyler Warren, and some of the local stand out rippa shreddas Harrison Roach, Matt Cuddihy, and Thomas Bexon.
I was fortunate to make it over to Noosa Heads thanks to Zinka and experienced the best trip of my life. Two weeks of perfect waves, optimal weather, and friendly people. I’m definitely planning on returning next year and hope to have a repeat of this year’s excellent offering. Thanks again Zinka! -Mick Rodgers