• Billabong Joins Women's World tour event in NZ

We know what its like to be the new kid on the block. The freshman, the newbie, the rookie; Paige Hareb finessed her way on tour in 2009. Now with one year of competition under her belt she gets to surf one event this year where everybody knows her name, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Paige is the first-ever Kiwi on tour. This will be the first world tour event to be held in New Zealand.

Today, Billabong announced its commitment as a platinum sponsor of the TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival, the 3rd event on the Women's ASP World Tour.

With Billabong in the mix as a big supporter of Paige and this weeklong surf fest, its another reason to make a big cheers to firsts.

Read the official release from Billabong HQ.