Nine months after being suspended, 3x World Longboard Champ Joel Tudor breaks his silence to detail precisely why the WSL has obfuscated their reason for his suspension, why they banned commentators from saying his name, how a fight after he burned someone at Pipe led to him becoming a BJJ World Champ, why he regrets partnering with SurfTech, and explains the role that cannabis has played in his wellness and career ambition. Enjoy!
Joel’s now deleted posts included this images and caption . . .
“I’m not making up these numbers, its from their own channels. Women’s Longboarding gets more comments, more engagement, and in our age of Equality, Are they not equal? They’re obviously equal in how much imagery they use in marketing and branding to get eyeballs.”
The WSL’s response was . . .
“Joel Tudor has been suspended following conduct detrimental to the integrity of the WSL per the WSL Rule Book, which includes the violation of the following provisions: sportsmanlike conduct (14.02), damage to surfing’s image (14.04), and verbal assault (14.08). The duration of the suspension is currently under review.”
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