Joel and I have been friends ever since I can remember. Even though he is 7 years older than me, he has always treated me cool and as a peer. When I was a little kid we started surfing WindanSea Surf Club contests together, and he even took me on one of my first surf trips to Scorpion Bay (it was amazing).
Stoked Vans is producing a documentary on Joel because he is such an incredible talent is a very important figure in surfing. His style and approach is timeless and seamless on either a shortboard or longboard.
How many people are world champions at two completely different popular sports?! Joel has been crowned the best at both longboarding, and jiu jitsu. Looking forward to the full feature – Ductumentary.