Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

March 22nd, 2014 | By | 892 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Big Wave Champ Bianca Valenti Big Wave Surfing, Inspiration + Training Tips


How many of you think riding 3 foot waves is fun? Hands in the air galore. How about 30 feet plus? Crickets. Riding big waves takes a special kind of person and there is a class all on its own for these “special” people. It takes someone with loads of surf skill and courage to take off on a massive wall of water and call it fun. Someone like Bianca Valenti. (more…)

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March 21st, 2014 | By | 289 Comments

Photo Tip: Tim McCaig Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Talks Lens Choice & Foregrounds


San Clemente’s Tim McCaig has worked  in graphic design and surf photography for The Billabong Surf team for over a decade, capturing iconic images of Andy Iron, Donovan Frankenreiter, Parko and all the boys. In honor of World Water Day 2014 Tim is dropping knowledge on photo tips that can take your surf shots to the next level. Words and Photos by Tim McCaig. See more of Tim’s Work and Enter to Win a Free Print

Tim Tips: Having lens options can give you more versatility when trying new angles. This line up shot (above) was taken in May 2013 during a combo swell at Lower Trestles (more…)

March 17th, 2014 | By | 550 Comments

Billabong Bikini Truck Retail Launch | Palm Springs Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL

Sayonara, Saguaro!
After a perfect 90 degree day in Palm Springs, full of bikinis and poolside Modelo buckets, the Bikini Truck is heading back home to restock for Coachella. A few road trip home thoughts:
1. Steep slides > normal slides
2. Any slide exit > No slide exit
3. The Billabong Surfside Bralette may be the best swim top ever created (so says almost every girl who has tried it on)
4. Sunscreen is your friend…
5. ….a friend who likes to say “I told you so” way to often.

Didn’t get a chance to visit us in Palm Springs? Come see us at Weekend 1 of Coachella! We’ll be posted up in front of the beautiful Saguaro once again.
Read on for photos + Instagram contest winners… (more…)

March 8th, 2014 | By | 526 Comments

Billabong Bikini Truck Stop: UC Santa Barbara Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL

Adios, UC Santa Barbara babes, you will be missed. The Billabong Bikini Truck, powered by SWELL is packing up and on the road to San Diego. Yesterday, Bikini lovers from Isla Vista (i.e., 99.9% of girls who live in Isla Vista) had the first chance to come aboard the bikini showroom and slide out into Greek Park.
All for a good cause. Our hostesses from Delta Gamma helped to orchestrate our first charity event. With nine sororities competing for their charity of choice, the house with the highest sales of the day took home 10% of proceeds to give to their charity.
And the winners….Delta Gamma! Over $300 was raised for Service for Sight!

Thank you everyone for coming out to support your cause…while finding a few Billabong Bikinis, VonZipper shades, and Pura Vida bracelets along the way of course.

Read on for photos from the UCSB Bikini Truck stop + Instagram contest winners.