• 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.

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Photography by: Brooke Fredrick, Chloe Gifkins, Magdalena Kernan and Dain Ning