Part of the Billabong International Limited surf company that primarily a clothing retailer that also produces accessories, like watches, backpacks skateboard, and snowboard products known as the Billabong Asia recently uploaded another new video for their latest “Just Landed” series through their official YouTube channel. This brand new webisode series from the surf company features local professional skateboarders and their brand ambassador, such as Firdaus Rahman and Geng Jakkarin. As for the second episode, the Singaporean skateboarder Firdaus Rahman take us behind the scene of his latest journey, attending the Tampa Pro skate contest in Tampa, Florida, United States. For your quick information, the Tampa Pro is an annual professional skateboard competition held at the Skatepark of Tampa in late March and a new course is designed every year. Each skater must be pro or semi-pro and has to land their best trick to be the winner. Firdaus Rahman himself finally fulfills his childhood dream and rips the Tampa Pro skatepark with some of the best skateboarders in the world. Watch the second episode of the Billabong “Just Landed” series to see what Firdaus got up to and for some mad highlights from the 2015 Tampa pro skateboard contest. For more information about “Just Landed” webisode series, feel free to visit the official YouTube channel of Billabong Asia.

Billabong International Limited is a surf company, primarily a clothing retailer that also produces accessories, like watches and backpacks and skateboard and snowboard products under other brand-names. Founded in 1973 by Gordon and Rena Merchant, the company first traded on the Australian Securities Exchange on 11 August 2000. The name “Billabong” is derived from the Wiradjuri word “bilabaŋ” that refers to a “creek that runs only during the rainy season”. As the company developed further, it acquired new brands and retail outlets to move beyond the wholesale business, and the first decade of the 21st century was a particularly active period of expansion for Billabong. Von Zipper, an eyewear brand, was acquired in early 2001 and the acquisition of skateboarding apparel and hard good brand Element was announced in July 2001. As of September 2013, Von Zipper and Element are two of the prominent brands that Billabong owns. Honolua Surf Company, Kustom, Palmers Surf, Xcel, Tigerlily, Sector 9, and RVCA are the company’s other brands. From late 2012 onwards, following the collapse of the company in the period since 2008, Billabong International has been the subject of a protracted bidding process in which the company’s former United States chief Paul Naude has been a participant. In January 2014, Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners refinanced Billabong’s debt for a 40.8 percent ownership. Billabong International announced that it was selling, with the help of Guggenheim Securities, its 51 percent stake in SurfStitch and its 100 percent stake in Swell.

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