Billabong was founded in 1973 by Australian surfers. The brand was simply a board short line that the two creators produced in their basement. Surfing is much more than just a hobby; it's a passion that should be shared with family and Billabong understood this early on. This is why the brand quickly became so popular. Today, the company remains on top of current trends while retaining the bohemian/surfer/hippie influence in its line.