The World Surf League may have revamped its longboard tour, but to anybody who has been paying attention to the log scene over the course of the last half-decade or so, the results of the recent Noosa Longboard Open would not have come as a surprise. Far from home, North Florida’s own Justin Quintal–who has dominated the classic logging scene in recent years, winning something like 237 Duct Tape Invitationals–took top honors in the Men’s Division, edging out local fave Harrison Roach in the semis and topping reigning WSL longboard champ Steven Sawyer in the finals.
With only four events scheduled for the reconfigured tour–which under the leadership of SoCal style icon Devon Howard now appears to favor the classic, single-fin, leash-less style preferred by many of the top loggers in the world–Quintal has positioned himself well for a run at his first world title.
Huge congrats to Quintal from all of us at Void. Read the WSL’s recap, here.