• INNOVATION TO SAVE LIVES OF BIG WAVE RIDERS AROUND THE GLOBE

Since retiring from the world tour Shane Dorian has been chasing the largest swells generated over past seven years; earning recognition as one of if not the best big wave surfers in the world today.  However, last year at Marvericks during one of the largest swells to slam the Pacific Dorian experienced the worst wipeout of his life- nearly drowning. As a result, Shane was inspired to innovate and the Billabong V1 wetsuit was born.

Here’s the story on how Shane and Billabong are enhancing big wave safety and progressing wetsuits technology for elite big wave riders around the globe.


Billabong V1 Wetsuit from Billabong USA on Vimeo.

Shane Dorian at Jaws

Shane Dorian tests the Billabong V1 wetsuit

Shane Dorian in the channel after deploying the Billabong V1 wetsuit