ODYSSEY SURFERS AT XXL AWARDS

The Billabong Odyssey surfers were delivered to the awards ceremony at the Oakley HQ at dusk, where the crowd gathered to see some of the greatest big wave surfers on the planet in the flesh. In between the three awards being presented, movie clips from this winter were shown to the audience, with waves ridden and surfers interviewed. Brad Gerlach came away winner of the unofficial big wave movie star award. He’s a natural comic, and his description on film of tow partner Parsons giant tube at Jaws had everyone cracking up with laughter. Continue reading “ODYSSEY SURFERS AT XXL AWARDS”

THE BILLABONG ODYSSEY LANDS IN RUGGED CHILE

It was a dark and stormy night…. Well, actually, it was nothing of the sort. It was a bright and sunny day without a hint of wind. Not only that, the thick groundswell was surging shoreward in majestic fashion from the southwest, humping up and heaving over a dozen shallow reefs. Perfect barrels, oily glass, two to three times overhead. Four surfers as far as the eye can see. Continue reading “THE BILLABONG ODYSSEY LANDS IN RUGGED CHILE”

THE BILLABONG ODYSSEY EXPEDITION OFFICIALLY STARTS IN PERFECT SURF

ARICA, CHILE — (July 2, 2003) The Billabong Odyssey, the multi-year search for the world’s biggest waves, has landed on South America’s swell-rich West Coast. And after being officially underway for only two days, the photographic evidence so far seems to clearly support the theory that Chile may be one of the greatest high surf venues on the planet. Continue reading “THE BILLABONG ODYSSEY EXPEDITION OFFICIALLY STARTS IN PERFECT SURF”