Montauk Summer Surf Party
Have you heard about Billabong's Montauk Summer Surf Party?
Well then #LetsMontaukAboutIt.
To properly celebrate a bikini-filled, sun-soaked summer coming to a close, Billabong hosted one last Summer Surf Party: Montauk Edition. The Billabong team, our pro surfers (Courtney Conlogue, Laura Enever, Felicity Palmateer and Alessa Quizon) and some of our closest friends traveled as far East as we could to Montauk, New York - known as "The Last Resort". Montauk was nothing short of amazing with it's stunning, old East Coast style homes tucked along sandy, uncharted trails to remote beaches with party wave potential.
Day 1: Montauk Summer Surf Party
Slip into the Billabong state of mind with us as we relive our Montauk Summer Surf Party. To kick it off, there was a Billabong Press Preview and Styling Lounge Suite at the renown, waterfront Surf Lodge. While sipping champagne by the sea, Billabong surprised our friends with an immaculately decorated (by PowWow Design Studio) sneak peak of Billabong's Spring 2017 Collection. Our good friends at John Frieda even showed off their beauty tips and tricks by styling our guests' hair to prep them for the salty sea breeze and warm weather of Montauk.
It was then time to get whisked away in the spirit of summer at The Surf Lodge and enjoy the exclusive beachside party, featuring a special guest performance by London Souls. Pick up your VIP wristband at the fire-pit entrance, wiggle your toes in the sand, and grab a signature Billabong drink to enjoy with friends on the back deck. As night time fell, the hand made basket lanterns illuminated the sky, the word 'Billabong' electrified the Swim Wall and the Billabong X John Frieda Surf Videos of the athletes began rolling on a big screen projector. In case that wasn't enough, the masters at John Frieda even set up a Beach Blonde Braid Bar on the sand to supply you with your dream do. A special thanks to our new, dear friends at Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, ELLE, Teen VOGUE, Refinery29, The Coveteur, Women’s Health, SELF, New York Observer, Glamour, People Magazine, Marie Claire for making it an unforgettable evening!
Day 2: Billabong's 'Learn to Surf' Day
The smell of salt, the warm waves and the record temperatures couldn't have provided a more perfect environment for Billabong's 'Learn to Surf' Day. Who better to lead our friends into the sea than the Billabong pro surfers? After a little Surfing 101 tutorial from our pro surfers, the girl gang from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Glamour, People Magazine, Marie Claire fearlessly paddled out in their Fall 2016 Surf Capsule wetsuits. The afternoon was spent riding warm waves at Scarpetta Beach behind the beloved Gurney's Montauk Resort & Saltwater Spa with our team riders - Courtney Conlogue, Laura Enever, Felicity Palmateer and Alessa Quizon. Once it's time to relax, lounge in the beachy styled cabanas complete with hand dyed pillows, sea shell wind chimes, and chilled sangria (shout out to Corkcicle for keeping us happy and hydrated all weekend long). As the beach festivities continued on through the sunset, it is safe to say that Billabong's 'Learn to Surf' Day and the Summer Surf Party made waves in Montauk.
A huge round of applause and thank you to all of our partners and friends: John Frieda, Jeep, Electra Bikes, Corkcicle, Kind Bars and Pow Wow Design Studio.
*To win an Electra Cruiser of your own, enter now!
Photography by: Brooke Fredrick, Chloe Gifkins, Magdalena Kernan and Dain Ning
Day 1: The Billabong Press Preview and Styling Lounge Suite & Summer Surf Party
Pow Wow Design Studios making us want to move in with their stunning styling and decor.
John Frieda 'Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray' for the beachy hair look we all want to have!
Such beach babes! Our pro surfers are ready for a fun-filled night at The Surf Lodge.
The playful 'Billabong Swim Wall' curation - complete with twinkling lights, fresh palm frowns & itty bitty bikinis.
Shakin' things up with with Corkcicle Tumblers & keepin' our specialty 'Bikini Tini' cocktail cold all night long.
Sandy toes, surf films & good company. Can't beat a Summer Surf Party at The Surf Lodge!
Show-stoppers both in and out of the water!
Celebrity stylist, Caile Noble, braiding the night away at the sandy Beach Blonde Braid Bar.
Shout out to Jeep for lending the Billabong Team and our pro surfers cars during our time in Montauk! We had a blast taking the road less traveled in them!
Day 2: Billabong's 'Learn to Surf' Beach Day
The dreamiest beach cabanas to crash on once we get out of the water.
Decor envy: wishing we had these beautiful sea shell wind chimes everywhere!
Pow Wow Design Studio making us swoon over these incredibly inviting beach lounges!
Corkcicle helping us stay refreshed & cool at the Beach Day.
But really #LetsMontaukAboutIt.
Laura Enever beating the heat & giving us a parasol perspective!
The gals at Glamour Magazine looking fierce as they listen to the tips & tricks from our surfers.
World Tour surfer, Courtney Conlogue showing our girl gang how to pop up & stand on land before we hit the waves!
Our friends at Marie Claire looking like naturals with their boards.
Good vibes only with our friends from People Magazine!
Soakin' up those sun rays & catchin' some Montauk sliders.
The girl squad from Sports Illustrated Swim showing off their major surf skills!
Party waves at Scarpetta Beach (behind the beloved Gurney's Montauk Resort & Saltwater Spa) with our team riders!
Alessa Quizon - all smiles & laughs during 'Learn to Surf' Beach Day!
A big thanks to Electra Bicycles for being a main mode of transportation and amusement around Montauk!