Photo: WSL/Thomas Lodin

WSL Statement: LOS ANGELES, Calif./USA (Wednesday, March 9, 2022) – 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.

It is believed there is some connection between a now deleted Insta post by World Champ Joel, and the possible dissolution of the on the Longboard Tour, and him questioning the equality in pay for the longboard ladies amongst other things.

This story is unfolding.