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Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 1 Recap

August 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The waves may have not been as good as last year’s event but there was still plenty of action for the first official day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. All of round 1 was completed along with the first two heats of round 2. Some standout moments of the first day include Adriano de Souza’s top heat score of 19.43, Josh Kerr going right (!), and Jordy Smith getting knocked out of the contest in second heat of round 2. We’ve got highlights, photos, and all the results all right here. More »

Billabong Pro Tahiti Von Zipper Trials

August 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The Billabong Pro Tahiti starts tomorrow and the round one matchups are ready to go. Earlier in the week the Von Zipper Trials were held to determine the two wildcard spots. Twenty-two year old Brazilian Ricardo Dos Santos and Tahiti local Alain Riou finished first and second, respectively and will be surfing in the main event. More »

Contests

Billabong Pro Tahiti Heat Matchups

August 14th, 2012 by John Zanussi

It feels like forever since the last world tour contest but later this week the waiting period of the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti event will begin. The official start of the contest is August 16th and it will run until the 27th. It looks like there is some swell on the way so we could see surfers in the water on the very first day. The round one heat matchups have been drawn and we’ve got them below. More »

Billabong Pro Tahiti Teaser

August 7th, 2012 by John Zanussi

It’s been just about two months since there was a WCT contest but the Billabong Pro Tahiti is just around the corner. The holding period for the contest will run from August 16th to August 27th and if it’s anything like last year’s event it should be exciting. More »

Daze at Sea

August 1st, 2012 by John Zanussi

Daze at Sea is a new free surf movie brought to you by Billabong and What Youth. Featuring Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan, Peterson Crisanto, and Ian Gentil, they spend a better part of a year surfing locations like France, Hawaii, Indo, and Australia. More »

Art

Tom Veiga Billabong France Exhibit

August 1st, 2012 by John Zanussi

Back in April, Billabong Europe announced that they were teaming up with Brazilian artist Tom Veiga to create a custom collection featuring Tom’s art. Last month Billabong invited Tom to two of its European stores to put on exhibits and help promote the collection. In both the Hossegor, France and Barcelona, Spain Billabong stores Tom set up shop and painted live in the store. Below are some photos from the event. More »

Surfer News

Happy Birthday Andy Irons! R.I.P. AI

July 24th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Andy Irons would have turned 34 today if not for his unfortunate and untimely death on November 2, 2010. Birthdays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, and so, we’ve compiled some of Andy’s best photos and videos that show his true, playful nature. More »

Billabong Pro J-Bay Day 2 Highlights

July 12th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Since this year’s Billabong Pro J-Bay contest got knocked down from a stop on the world tour to a 6 star contest it hasn’t been getting the coverage it usually would. It’s a shame all around especially since the waves have been pumping. Here are some highlights from day 2. More »

Contests

John Florence Wins First ASP Event in Brazil

May 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Nineteen year-old Hawaiian John John Florence won his first ever ASP world tour event at the Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil on Wednesday. After dominating competition in the final day of the event John John went head to head with Joel Parkinson in the finals and won convincingly with a score of 16.37. More »

Billabong Rio Pro Day 6 Highlights

May 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The 2012 Billabong Rio Pro is really starting to turn on. Here are highlights from yesterday’s round 2 and 3 action. More »

Code Red – Surfing Goes Huge At Teahupoo

April 26th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Last summer one of the largest swells ever hit the shores of Tahiti. The swell was well-timed with the Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupoo but there was a day or two where the waves were just to gigantic for the contest to run. That didn’t stop a handful of Billabong team riders along with other big wave surfers from pushing the limits and towing into the massive waves. Billabong put together this 15 minute mini-movie that shows a full days worth of big wave surfing at Teahupoo. More »

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