Billabong Challenge

Small, elite, mobile professional surf event, held from 1995 to 1998, designed as an alternative to the often-bloated world championship tour contests. The Billabong Challenge was conceived and planned by Billabong founder Gordon Merchant, filmmaker Jack McCoy, and former world tour champion Wayne Bartholomew. "Gordon," McCoy explained to Surfing Life magazine, "is tired of seeing great surfers co...

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