Joel Tudor had this to say via his Instagram about the ASP hosting a longboard event in Atlantic City in coming September. "Hey ASP DO NOT HOLD your logging event in Atlantic City... this is the risk you are taking by holding contest at **** surf spots- if you thought Huntington was bad- just wait till you take your event to AC!" The thread went on for about 170 comments where Joel went on and on... most of NJ was laughing at him meanwhile the power teet cali style suckers were sucking hard as usual.. Ok, Joel, just like any other surfer out there, is allowed to have his opinion of waves, people, etc etc. The thing I don't understand is what motivates someone like him, of his stature, to go out of his way to post to the internet- claiming AC as the worst spot in NJ... Obviously anyone who surfs here got a good laugh at that comment and will probably thank Joel for doing his part in keeping our line ups thin... however... something about this doesn't sit right with me as a pseudo fan of Joel's for years... Isn't Joel supposed to be a working class surfer... Just a regular guy who got lucky with surfing so he didn't have to 'pound nails with his brother'? If thats so then why would he see a town on its knees- trying to find ways to stay relevant and afloat- and kick it to the ground? If Joel is supposed to be "the voice" of longboarding and of the american surfing 'counter culture' then what the hell is the point of singling out a small surf scene in a state that has been getting more coverage than California the past year for no other reason than to take a shlt on it? If it was some flashy aerialist punter kid who said AC sucks... pretty sure it wouldn't even register... but for Joel Tudor... a guy who has built his brand and his image off of being a "working class surfer" to go out of his way to take a **** on a troubled ACTUAL working class town... makes me scratch my head. In my opinion, The East Coast IS working class surfing!! It aint bay watch over here lol... if you pull up to a popular spot in AC in the winter when its firing you will see mostly 10 year old + cars/SUV's blasted in local stickers... guys who took their work boots off to pull on a 5/4/3... I guess the point I am trying to make here is that here is a guy- who through out his movies and parts of movies and shorts etc blabs on and on about who he knows, and who inspired him, making sure you know his family -was- working class, that San Diego is a "working class town" and that Joel is just another regular guy who surfs really well... but thats not really true is it. After years of hearing about his character, being told stories about his GIANT inflated ego, then actually watching him rip apart my home town for no reason, which is suffering HARD at the moment as it is already.... Joel Tudor and his wanna be working class apologizers can nose ride off a cliff. Stay in California inside the scene you exploited to make a handsome living off of- the beast coast is tired of your ****. At the end of the day its all about the Cheddar... and I will never buy another item with his name on it or that was endorsed by him.