The Gal We Claimed Is What Women’s Surfing Needs Just Got A New Sticker
Come celebrate the matrimony of Jaleesa Vincent and Billabong in Indonesia!
Jaleesa Vincent already rides Misfit boards and straps Rage leggys to her ankle, now she’ll have a stacked wardrobe and the marketing firepower of one of surfing’s most iconic brands.
In an inevitable turn of events, Billabong has handed a piece of paper to the 19 year-old from the Sunny Coast, which she in turn signed officialising her contract. Yes, Jelly’s now on the Bong!
We’ve already emphasised that Jaleesa might just be what women’s surfing needs. She’s a groovy gal, kinda like the love child of Steph Gilmore and Ozzy Wright. Creative with her lines, her art and music, and plenty of punk blood coursing through her veins.
See the animations in the clip above? All hers. As are the artworks and those wild hacks and arched bottom turns.
“It’s crazy and exciting and actually a bit random to be on a global team with so many surfers who I’ve always looked up to,” Jaleesa said of the partnership, “But it’s also encouraging that they are letting me be myself and make cool stuff and hopefully bring something a little different to the team.”
No doubt the signing marks a huge milestone in Jaleesa’s surf career. It’s also an exciting step for the Bong, who are always looking to expand and inspire fresh minds in an industry that seems to be leaning more and more towards personality over performance. Thankfully for them Jaleesa has both.
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