The Burleigh Single Fin Classic is everything surf comp should be - t’s held in Queensland, the comp rashies are actually singlets, the surfboards are all one finners that pre-date 1985, the food is sausage sandwiches and the entire crowd who pack the headland smell like coconut oil and snap their first beers at around 10:30am.
Watch Board Tales, Episode 4 for a full recap of the event.
Two goofy foot World Champions sit down in episode 11 of the Occ-Cast as Mark Occhilupo is joined by fellow Australian Tom Carroll. The two legends talk Tom's work with shark deterrents, his struggle with addiction and finish on a happier note with a quick chat about Tom's love of stand up paddleboarding.
During the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters, renowned street artist HULA / Sean Yoro gifted the Irons family a stunning mural of Andy Irons. The goal of the mural was to have Andy as close to the water as possible so the mural was done entirely on the North Shore and the final touch was added by Axel Irons in the form of a handprint on Andy's chest.
The Death Of Cool - Desillusion and Billabong are excited to announce the short film "Sable Noir" featuring Jack Freestone and directed by Sebastien Zanella. Keep an eye out for the full film launching on January 13.
In episode 10 of the Occ-Cast, Mark Occhilupo sits down at the #BillabongPipeMasters with actor Kevin Dillon, best known as Johnny Drama from Entourage. The boys talk Kevin's favorite roles ever, his time in Australia and Kevin's troubles with stand up paddleboarding.
In episode 9 of the Occ-Cast, Mark Occhilupo is joined by legend in the making Mason Ho to talk about the season the North Shore is having, Mason's epic win at Surfer Poll, his plans for the tour and the boys take some questions live from Facebook.