Billabong Bloodlines returns to Hawaii
The #BillabongBloodlines Groms have returned to Hawaii for their first training camp of the year and, once again, Huey was there to greet them. After a seriously long journey this motley crew of international mini legends (from USA, Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Japan) were somehow psyched to get straight out into the water and start pushing limits.
The Billabong Bloodlines program was designed to give the best and brightest young Billabong team riders a chance to hone their skills in some of the worlds most sought-after surfing playgrounds and to train with some of the worlds most elite watermen. The tour also gives the young protege's the opportunity to surf at key world tour locations that, hopefully, they will be competing at in years to come.
Over the years the program has been through places like Tahiti, Sumbawa, Indonesia, and of course, Hawaii. The sheer variety of waves in and location of accommodation (Billabong owns a team house right on the beach at Off the Wall) has, over the years, made the Hawaiian leg a strong crowd favourite.
Since arriving the boys have been flying around the island like a cyclone (or should we say hurricane) and have, in the first 24 hours, surfed triple overhead Bombies at Sunset Beach, 3 foot Peelers at Pipeline and Rampy little Wedges on the West side.
Attack of the grommies!
A slightly less publicised aspect of life as a travelling surfer.
Liam Obrien popping bottles
Late drop on the blow up whale
Eithan Osborne and the paparazzi
Billy Harrison fully vert
Caleb Tancred out the front
Caleb Tancred Riding a sunset giant
Caleb Tancred setting it up
Caleb Tancred, at home in the ocean
Caleb Tancred off the top
Eithan Osborne Wrap
Fin McGill ZAAHHHH!
Liam Obrien and the viscous menisicus
Rider: Liam Obrien
Liam Obrien air with flair
Liam Obrien - oil on canvas
Luke Glover - assessing the state of the sand bank
Luke Glover staying true to his roots