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Billabong in Sumbawa: Taj, Joel and Ryan

Billabong‘s Life’s Better in Boardshorts is a sentiment no one can deny. And, especially when it’s attached to a stint through Indo, and even more so again when at Lakey Peak. Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow and Ryan Callinan swooped over to Lakey recently and scored big time. This clip will make you wanna book a trip to Lakey. It’ll make you wanna live in boardshorts. As if you didn’t already…

  • globe tropper

    FUCKING MENTAL

    • dcatela

      Not really..

      • globe tropper

        id love to see you surf 6-8 foot lakeys and periscopes and do full rotars you ugly fat cunt

        • TH

          ha ha ha ha…

        • Guest

          Parko does full rotars ayeee

        • Yeeeee

          Parko does full rotes ayeee

        • 88

          hahaha!!!! I’d love me some solid barrels, sign me up! Fuck full rotes(I can’t do them)…..decent tube riding on the other hand…..

        • dcatela

          I’d love to see that too!! Gosh i’m poor…

  • Yeeeee

    I reckon if you guys didn’t mention the name of this place half the sheep on here wouldn’t have a clue where it is and make it more of a circus then it needs to be.

  • Richard

    Sumbawa is epic but way to crowded. Aman-gati is more packed than Kuta Bugar at midnight

    • 88

      AHHHH hahaha!!!!!

    • no slow mo bro

      yes! kuta buga that old chest nut

    • old yogurt

      manly is way to crowded and the ways are horse shit i would take crowded pumping waves any day

  • johnny boi

    isnt it the biggest secret since Keramas?

  • Frank Smith

    Call me naive in the ways of business. But how the fuck do Billabong still sponsor, do trips, and well spend money in any way when they are in (so the media tells me) such a cluster fuck of a hole?

    • 88

      Another question for Bong should be, why the FUCK would you drop Laurie Towner and keep Ryan Callinan!!!

      • sam

        Because small wave game and youth is more marketable than big wave game and slightly less youth

        • 88

          Thats 100% true and 188% FUCKED!

      • .,

        Because he is one of the best aerialists in the world and does well in competitions, and Laurie Towner is virtually invisible to the surf world and would give next to no return on investment.

        If you want to single out a undeserving surfer to make your point you could do better than to target a promising young surfer like Ryan. Creed and Jack on the other hand fuck me off, target them!

        • 88

          Well, I agree on Creed and Jack man, AND competitive promise(smoked Dane at Backdoor with brilliant backhand tube riding is the most recent). But IF he’s one of the best aerialists in the world(opinions), why the fuck was he completely dominated(my opinion) on KUSTOM’s trip? “He was still improving” I’m sure someone will say, well so were the others! L.T. is the man and I’d rather watch him dominate than watch that little fag flip full rotes. Once again, opinions(other than smoking Dane IN A HEAT). Oh yeah, if you’ve already seen it I apologize but a friend posted it a while back and it speaks for itself-your mate Parko’s stamp of approval as well……fucking callinan….jesus

          http://www.tracksmag.com/201112144082/Videos/Tracks-Tube/Joel-Parkinson-On-Laurie-Towner-VIDEO.html

          • dune rat

            definitely didn’t get dominated, laurie is the man but your a muppet if you think he’s got more marketing potential then ryan

          • 88

            My opinion was he got blown out of the water on that trip, but I NEVER said, nor do i believe Laurie has anything on Ryan in the surf industry/marketability lame shit.

          • dune rat

            wanka.

          • 88

            All over your “mum”

          • 88

            Callinan’s biggest dickrider=dune rat

          • dune rat

            now that i can agree on

          • 88

            touche man, have a good one, just playing too

          • .,

            Didn’t realize Laurie was that good. But I haven’t seen him get covers or spreads in surf mags and without exposure what is he worth to a sponsor? He deserves to be sponsored based on skill but you cant expect a company to give money to someone who will give little added exposure to the brand

            https://vimeo.com/53232397 No way is that being ‘completely dominated’. The only ones who were completely dominated on that trip were Albee and Matt. He has one of the most corked backside rotations in surfing and does big, powerful over the lip airs with a large repertoire. Combine that with lots of surf mag coverage, parts in films like lost atlas and getting results in the primes you have a very employable surfer

            I’m not a huge Callinan fan or anything but its pretty obvious he’s deserving of a sponsorship whatever way you look at it

          • stab

            LT has had a ton of exposure and covers. Ryan has had one good year. Did you just start buying Stab this year?

          • .,

            I havent bought stab, but seen Ryan in the recent surfing life mags and wave mags. “this year” being the key aspect of your statement, why would billabong keep paying for someone who is no longer getting coverage?

          • 88

            Other than his MASSIVE kerrupt, NOT IMPRESSED at all…..he fell on ALL his backside rotes EXCEPT ONE in that clip and didn’t even get the one he did land all the way around…..But you did throw those “kids from Maui” (as J.W. put it) under the bus, which was true on that trip. So who should’ve taken Albee, Matt or Ryans place? Imo, J.W. himself,

          • .,

            You see him land them though, and no one else corks them like he does. Watch lost atlas, he lands one of them there. JW would have fucked all of them up and could have won the thing, his airs and surfing in general is somehow underrated. Dusty would be have been sick on there too but he was injured

          • 88

            That cover he got for one said backhand rote WAS filthy good. Can’t remember if it was the mag or Surfing but it was a sequence. Did like the fact he was very young and humble and called it “a fluke” as well.

          • .,

            Who’s worse than Ryan, Creed, and even Jack is Rasta. He probably hasn’t contributed to a sale of a single fucking boardshort, yet billabong funds his free holiday. He needs to be dropped immediately

          • 88

            http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/new-trick_106145
            looks like a 13 yr old??? Kinda cool, thought it may interest you. Have a good one man.

        • stab

          Not wanting to count here but LT has had way more spreads and covers then Ryan. while im at it, they dropped Goodall and he is better in the air then Ryan.

          • 88

            AMEN!!! Fuck someone who knows what a really good surfer IS.

        • bitter guy

          they just divide what they’re paying a surfer by the number of social media followers they have and Laurie’s ratio wasn’t ROI-ing right. even Dane buckled

      • Rhino

        Another question is why is hurley sponsoring this little shit and Laurie has nothing. The surf world is beyond fucked. warning, this video is awful..

        http://vimeo.com/85448704

        • 88

          Fuck me when I was 13 in fucking 95 I was better than this kid(surfing having changed A LOT since then)and i could barely get a free suit and half off a rack board……I love most of Central America though!

    • Rhino

      anybody else aware that Hurley is selling the new boardies for $200? Who are buying these damn things

      • Average Joe

        fuckin kooks thats who.
        lowes are selling stretch boardies near identical to hurley trunks for $20!

      • 88

        Hurling more like it(fucking Bob is a business genius with the whole Nike CRAP)-Nike never had any business in our sport anyway, fucking Nike…..

      • no slow mo bro

        yeh thats fucked up. id rather spend another $100 and get a baggy

      • 88

        http://www.surfline.com/video/featured-clips/dos-dias_106166
        Fuck this whole zoo, check this beachie especially the lefts starting at 1:16!!! Looks like Speedies……

  • fuckbillabong

    some aweful filming

    • .,

      Some awful spelling

  • TH

    That was epic.. Perfect Friday arvo viewing.. now I’m going to go surf 2 foot blown out shit…

  • wally wombat

    where’s Rasta…

    • Average Joe

      saving whales and rooting hippies.

      • ConstableCornelius

        Saving hippies and fucking whales. Let’s get the facts straight here. You ever stick your skin flute in a blow hole? There’s no going back after that.

    • no slow mo bro

      think i seen him sitting in a field of grass playing a watermelon with his feet

  • Dante

    Same old shitttt repackaged with a billabong logo

  • Lance

    it is true….life is better in boardshorts. But I still surf better than TAJ

  • James B

    I know, the old call about “style, flow” and etc. is ok. But why Joel Parko surfing is always the same? Same cutback, same off the top, zzzz… I even think is nice and beautiful, but is getting boring and boring with time!!!

    • 88

      Where the fuck have u been James B, and don’t say on my mother…..Incredible tube riding and great style will never get boring. Would you rather see Adriano on those waves? That would be painful and VERY BORING……

  • ConstableCornelius

    Ryan Callinan rips, but some reason he isn’t in my Top 5 of “soon-to-be ‘CT guys”. Maybe it’s that his arms are a bit flappy? But not that much. Goofy-footer hatred? Perhaps. This post is rather pointless, but I’m just not that amped on this guy.

  • Daniel Marshall

    does anybody know the name of the first song?!?!?!?

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