Billabong is as fine a surf brand as there is featuring an iconic lineage, many great products and a professional surf team that might just be the best in the business. Italo Ferreira, Laura Enever, Griffin Colapinto, Alessa Quizon, Ryan Callinan, Jack Freestone, Seth Moniz to name but a few.
It also has a famed house on Oahu’s fabled North Shore where many notable incidents have occurred (buy here), much fun had, serious moments of preparation and fine celebrations too. Unfortunate rumor, from a source planted in that seven miles of miracle, suggests that a “full on covid outbreak” has ripped through the selfsame house just weeks ahead of the Pipe Masters, which just so happens to be presented by Billabong.
There is no word as to who might be sick, quarantine measures etc. but if a full on covid outbreak spreads beyond those chartreuse walls into the rest of the North Shore do you imagine that the Pipe Masters would be clipped?
I imagine so.
The World Surf League has made “an abundance of caution” its new tagline having jettisoned the recently adopted “It Takes a Day to Make a Title.”