In 1973, Gordon Merchant began producing handmade boardshorts in his house, overlooking his beloved Burleigh point. A tropical haven renowned for consistent sand bottom barrels, where life was better in boardshorts all year round.
From these humble beginnings, Billabong was born. A simple philosophy to make the most durable boardshorts possible for surfers.
40 years on, boardshorts still define Billabong. Times have changed, but the approach remains the same. A focus on quality, innovation, functionality, and unique design that characterises youth, individuality and style.
Only a surfer knows the feeling...