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May 4th, 2013 | By | 95 Comments

Billabong XXL Awards 2013


2013 Billabong XXL Global Surf Awards
XXL Ride Of The Year: Shane Dorian (Jaws)
Pacifico Paddle Champion: Shawn Dollar (Cortes Banks)
Biggest Wave Champion: Shawn Dollar (Cortes Banks)
Pacifico Tube Champion: Shane Dorian (Jaws)
Men’s Overall Performance: Greg Long
Women’s Overall Performance: Keala Kennelly
Wipeout Champion: Chris Shanahan (The Right in WA)


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May 3rd, 2013 | By |

“Anything Sing” Newport Film Fest Premier


The latest What Youth surf flick by Kai Neville just wrapped up the West Coast premier tour, and the boys were primed to share their worldy wave discoveries. The Film featured all the team riders from REEF, get your hands on the gear from their trip at SWELL

Hurley’s Jp Olson with Connor Coffin

IMG_3847Nick Rozsa’s Morrocco Section was mental. Keep an eye out for him on SWELL this summer

(L to R) Paul Fisher, Beau Foster, Travis Ferre, Luke Davis, Connor Coffin, Shane Dorian.

May 1st, 2013 | By | 1,099 Comments

Cinco De Mayo Party Essentials Set aside the rest of May to apologize for what you're going to do this Cinco de Mayo


Cant decide between a margarita or a beer this Cinco de Drinko? Then combine the best of both booze with a “Beerita” Its a tasty new-school cocktail that looks loco, but can also mellow out a overly saccharine margarita.

2 Part Reposado Tequila
1 Part Cointreau
1 whole lime, squeezed
Limeade to taste
1 Large glass, stable base
1 Mexican Beer


Directions: Pour Tequila, Cointreau, Lime & Limeade over ice in shaker. Shake until chilled, pour into steady serving glass, stopping 2-4 inches from the top. Open beer bottle, quickly upturn beer into the margarita.

As you slurp down the drink, the beer will naturally and evenly empty into the glass. Enjoy your cervazarita, beerita, or whatever you call it responsibly.


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April 29th, 2013 | By | 267 Comments

Art Walk Laguna Beach Music & Art at Second Reef Surf Shop. Billabong Art, Bands, Drinks, Raffles...

Enjoy another eclectic showcase of music, art, and personalities from our good bros at Billabong.  Art Walk is a monthly gallery crawl through Laguna Beach where you can stumble upon anything from a free drink to an impromptu Common Sense concert. So don’t miss this exhibition of Billabong’s brightest talents, and say hi to store manager Bradley-B at Second Reef. (directions)

Check out last year’s Art Walk Party at Second Reef Surf Shop here

Need some rockin new ropa for a night on the town? Check out the art inspired clothing by Billabong