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…

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