• Live the boardshort Life

In 1973 Gordon and Rena Merchant began producing handmade boardshorts under their flat 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... Life's Better in Boardshorts!