Today Billabong is a corporate monster selling their products internationally, but it was a long and arduous road for the conglomerate. It was 1973 in the Gold Coast of Australia when founder Gordon Merchant and partner Rena started Billaboprig in a kitchen table making board shorts and selling them to local shops. The company is involved in of different areas, sports like, surfing, skating, snowboarding, etc. Billabong was a company that started without a name and became one of the most recognized names in sportswear. Gordon Merchant was a simple surfer that was making surfboards for Richard Mathews, when he met t his partner Rena with two kids of her own and one on the way they realized that they were going to have to do something to make some money to support themselves. Rena was already making board shorts for some local surfers and they both decided to continue making board shorts. They started in the kitchen table of their home continuing making board shorts and trying to sell their product in local stores. With little success due to lack of a label, they came up with the name Billabong. Today billabong is mainly focused in marketing, distribution, wholesaling and retailing of apparel, accessories, eyewear, wetsuits and hard goods in the sector of board sports. It has become a conglomerate of hugely recognized companies that include Billabong, Element, Von Zipper, Honolua Surf Company, Kustom, Palmers Surf, Xcel, TIgerlily, Sector 9, and RVCA brands. The…
Surfing has been a world wide phenomenon since the 1950s. Today the sport cuts all demographics and elements of society, representing a multi-billion dollar industry, a professional sport, a hobby, and a source of stress and mental illness relief. This latter influence of surfing may not be as readily associated with the sport as names such as; Billabong, California, Kelly Slater, Pipe Line or panel vans. An exploration of the sport on the internet through differing digital platforms demonstrates…
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY - PARTNERSHIP / MEMBER AGREEMENT
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background for example a family brake up, a parent’s new partner or bereavement.
A family brake up can be really stressful for a child and may even influence the child’s development. This may manifest in the child becoming very upset, withdrawn, the child could lash out at people, could go very quiet, could stop eating and could even stop talking as they may think that they had something to do with their parents separating.
If a parent gets a new partner it may influence the child’s development as the child…
Surf culture turning into a business
By Sarah Yeap
While surfing is seen as a part of Australia's identity, many have used this as a lucrative business opportunity. This being the case, some surfers feel that surfing is no longer considered spiritual and as a surfers entity, but that it is being transformed into a money making process. This essay will be talking about how tourists and foreigners have affected the surfing lifestyle as the industry has attracted a large population to the beach…
UNLOCKING BILLABONG GROUP’S VALUE
II. Billabong Group’s inherent value III. The pathway to unlocking value IV. What we will focus on
EVOLUTION OF THE BILLABONG GROUP
Where we were
Where we are now
Year (Store #s)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 49 64 110 159 242 335 380 639 634 Establishment of Nixon JV
Surf Skate Snow
Part 1 - Monologue
Jared stands outside Ricko’s funeral service, wondering whether to go in or not.
I was heaps happy when my best mate Ricko came back to Blackrock, apparently he was driving ‘round Australia going surfing. But now I wish he just stayed away forever. We were all so excited about Ackland’s party. But it turned out horribly, I knew something bad was gonna happen, but not this bad.
I still can’t sleep at night, knowing some fifteen year old chick got raped by…
Surfing is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Everyone has their own interests and activities they enjoy doing. For me and many others, surfing is what we enjoy. Surfers will do whatever it takes to get good waves. Whether it’s driving two hours up coast, or flying to a third world country. When the waves are good, we will surf all day every day until we can no longer paddle for waves anymore. This illustrates how passionate surfers are. I have dedicated a very long time and…
expectations about the business; hence, Greene and Law closed the deal and decided to sell the rights to McKnight and Hakman.
This organization was formed under the desire of building a brand that symbolizes aquatic-board sports, but primarily surfing. However, over time the company expanded its ideal, and included more board-like sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding. This company focuses mostly on youth, both males and females. With respect to Quicksilver’s overall mission, the CFO Richard…
History of surfing
Ethan Haswell, year 9.
In this report I will talk about things like the history of surfing around the world, the history of surfing in Australia, the history of body boarding and how surfing has evolved over time and other things in the surf industry.
History of surfing in the world
The riding of waves has likely existed since humans began swimming in the ocean. In this sense, bodysurfing is the oldest type of wave-catching. Standing up on what is now called a surfboard is…
How do biomechanical understandings influence the learning of and performance in surfing?
The problem with my surfing is my paddling technique.
Understanding the fundamental relationships in mechanics, helps form a foundation for the analysis of human movement in surfing. The main principle or law of motion I am going to look into is Newton’s Law of Action and Reaction. This law of motion is mainly applied when paddling. It helps me understand how the application of force to my arm…