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February 13th, 2014 | By | 848 Comments

The Return of Bad Billy’s Billabong's Skate Collection Inspired By Youth in Revolt

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The crossover between surf and skate not only drives  the progressive maneuvers, but the core clothing styles as well. Team Billabong has always led the charge and Occy in particular embodied savage style that inspired the Bad Billys collection.

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February 13th, 2014 | By | 124 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Let’s all thank the ocean for a few things, shall we?

It makes us feel really really small. Which is always a good thing.
It can humble us with the crash of a wave, even the really small ones.
It can inspire us in so many ways, with such little effort.
…and it leaves us all salty, refreshed, and ready to dive in for more as much as possible.

So, when was the last time you spent some time in the big blue sea? Warning: The side effects will do your mind and body a whole bunch of good.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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February 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Local Travel Guide: New South Wales, Australia Just the Essentials with Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright

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Up for traveling to Byron Bay, but not frothing to fall into every tourist trap the travel guide has to offer? Ask a local. We hit up Australian Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright to take us on a mini tour of her hometown.
Read on for her essential list of places to surf, eat, and play in Byron Bay and around New South Wales… (more…)

February 8th, 2014 | By | 732 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Longboard Paddling Technique

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A longboard isn’t called a log for nothing. Even maneuvering a heavily glassed 9’0 noserider makes a petite little lady like myself feel like I’m coasting on a 300 year old redwood tree. For how fun they are to ride, they sure can be challenging in terms of getting around, especially getting around waves bigger than 4-5 feet. Save yourself the frustration of getting caught on the inside with a few simple paddling techniques… (more…)