Billabong x Andy Davis Pelly the Pelican Surfwear Collection

Billabong x Andy Davis Pelly the Pelican Surfwear Collection

Billabong x Andy Davis Pelly the Pelican Collection

In the brand’s first collaboration with an outside artist, Billabong has joined forces with Andy Davis to craft organic and recycled radness in the form of his new surfwear collection.

A California native, Davis grew up wanting just one thing: freedom. He found that freedom by taking to the streets on his skateboard or surfing perfect tubes in the ocean. His love for these sports, and the easy-going lifestyle that accompany them, provided an ideal escape from the restrictions of everyday life.

But during the long hours spent in school, a young Davis found another escape: doodling. As these doodles matured into drawings and paintings, his artistic endeavors began to merge with his other passions, and it wasn’t long before surfing became the source of some serious inspiration. His growing talent led to an attempt at art school, but all Davis really wanted was to play by his own rules, so he dropped out and devoted himself to his surfing and his art.

These led him through the creation of two clothing brands, “free” and “Ando & Friends”, and earned him a cult following within the surfing world. His ability to capture the joy and fun that are the essence of the surfing world is evident in each piece he creates. His art and designs use bright pops of color and unique textures to create a retro feel that perfectly represents the free-spirited nature of his fans.

That spirit now finds a partner in Billabong, bringing Davis’ designs to a much wider audience than ever before. The bright, quirky designs and patterns are matched with recycled or organic materials, confirming the belief that wearing an Andy Davis design not only makes you laid back and free spirited, but is also a declaration that you stand for something good.

Available: Billabong x Andy Davis Pelly the Pelican Surfwear Collection

Billabong Andy Davis Pelly the Pelican Looker Tanktop

Billabong Andy Davis Pelly the Pelican Pelly Boardshort

SIA Snow Show Event Highlights

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For more than five decades, the SIA Show has been bringing the entire market together in one place, making it the most important trade event for the snow sports industry. Showcasing the latest trends, innovations, product lines and styles, the SIA Show is the first time, globally, where nearly 1,000 brands are presented in an authentic environment on and off the snow, all powered by the passion and culture of snow sports.

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Bucky Lasek Puts His Vans Pro Model to Good Use

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This past weekend pro skater Bucky Lasek grabbed his Billabong tee shirt and Vans sneakers and headed to the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange in Southern California. Bucky Lasek Wins Pro-Tec Pool Party

The event was the sixth annual Pro-Tec Pool Party. Along with dozens of other competitors looking to take home some prize money and hardware, Lasek headed dropped in to the bowl in hopes of coming up big.

As defending Dew Tour Vert Champ, Lasek’s approach to the bowl unique, but is one that both the old school and new school skateboarders appreciate. Unlike his closest competitors who stick with a strictly old school mentality when it comes to how to skate a pool, Lasek brings all the inverted twists to the bowl. Not one to overlook the technical stuff that is what makes skating the pool timeless, but Lasek’s way of combining the two styles is what elevated him past his competition to grab his second victory at the Pool Party.

Not that grabbing Lasek’s Billabong gear or latest pro model from Vans will turn you into an overnight sensation, but it work well for him this past weekend. Check out the latest colorway of his Vans Bucky V below.

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