The Vans Duct Tape Festival part of the event will welcome four revered action sports names—New York resident surfer Pat Schmidt, pro skater Andrew Allen, longboard style maven Karina Rozunko and surfer/artist Alex Knost—to present a library of their own hand-shaped custom surf boards to share with the public for open board demos, and eventually live permanently at local New-York surf destination, Bunger.
Hosted in one of the most iconic surf locales on the east coast, Rockaway Beach, the Vans Duct Tape festival will be spearheaded by professional surfer and contest director Joel Tudor and will showcase 32 of the best longboarding talents from around the world.
Now in its ninth year, the internationally-celebrated Vans Duct Tape Series grounds its purpose in bringing together an international collective of people inspired by surfing, and to celebrate progression and creativity in surf culture by engaging communities around the world that thrive by the sea.
Kicking off on October 3, the Vans Duct Tape Series will gather a unique community of surfers, artists and shapers at Rockaway Beach, to engage with the local surf community in collaborative ways.
Celebrating surf craftsmanship, creativity and innovation, the Vans Duct Tape Festival will feature a world-class longboard competition for men and women, a Vans skate jam, film premieres and board demos.
New to the Vans Duct Tape Festival programming, the series presents “Vans Movie Night”, a dedicated evening in honor of the talented women on the Vans surf team.
Read more here: Surfer Mag