Order your new Billabong gear on-line or come in to Apex Outfitter and Board Co. Apex Outfitter and Board Co is conveniently located in The Triangle of NC. We are just a short drive from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, and the Triad!
Billabong was founded on Australia's Gold Coast in 1973 by surfer and surfboard shaper Gordon Merchant and his then partner, Rena. Those early days were rather inauspicious, with the pair designing boardshorts at home, cutting them out on the kitchen table and then carting the finished product around to the local surf shop to sell. The business found immediate traction, with surfers drawn to the superior functionality of the Billabong boardshorts. They were also far more durable courtesy of the unique triple-stitching technique developed by Gordon. This close attention to detail and quality has kept their business growing for over 40 years!