• Billabong Bloodlines - Japan 2016

Billabong Bloodlines - Japan 2016

The Billabong Bloodlines team is back from their trip to Japan and if their edit proves anything, it's that the Land of the Rising Sun was very good to the boys. The crew, including Tommy Coleman, Kian Martin, Dakoda Walters, Caleb Tancred, Monnojo Yahagi, Jin Suzuki and Justin Becret, spent a week surfing and sightseeing with honorary coach and legend Taj Burrow and a group of amazing and extremely inviting locals who shared the waves and the stoke of Ikumi Beach with them.

The beginning of the week saw smaller waves but just before the boys all headed home they were hit with a typhoon and the groms were all able to get barreled as a parting gift. Before they took off, the boys and Taj charged through the nightlife of Osaka and immersed themselves in an exciting and unique culture. Check the photos below for more of their trip and keep an eye out for these kids, their future is bright.

Billabong's Bloodlines program consists of the most promising 17 and under surfers in the world. Bloodlines is a development program that takes these young talents and seeks to sharpen their skills in and out of the water. With international results that speak to the legitimacy of the program, we hope to fast track future world champions for years to come.