While Joel Tudor’s Duct Tape Invitational competition element of the Vans Duct Tape Festival did not run on day two–due to the significant swell event forecasted to arrive some time the next morning–there was still plenty of fun to be had. It's not like the competitors—or those who came for the festival for that matter—were anxiously awaiting a start to the contest though. There was enough motion in the water for everyone to get a few free surfs in, including a late afternoon expression session featuring all 16 of the Duct Tape Invitational’s contestants, plus Dane Reynolds, Tanner Gudauskas, Lee Ann Curren, and Joel.

Word is we'll have an early start to the Duct Tape Invitational on day three, with a much longer swell period and chest high-plus surf predicted. It should be a fine day for logging.

Check out the photos from day two's free surfs and expression sessions, then check back for a contest recap.

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James Parry. Photo: Luki O’keefe

Lee Ann Curren takes the stage at the Duct Tape Festival. Photo: Jimmy Wilson