Joining the likes of Lee Wilson, Rahtu Suargita, Agus Frimanto and Raditya Rondi of the super strong Billabong South East Asia Surf Team is Philippines finest, Luke Landrigan.
Luke has been surfing his whole life, but coming from a small surf town is hard to get sponsored he said. But it’s harder not to spot a huge talent and potential like his! “Coming from a small surf town and being the first Filipino to be with Billabong ASIA is unbelievable! I used to draw the Billabong logo on my boards when i was a grommet and now it is for real. I’m super stoked and lucky to be part of the team. Mabuhay!”
When he’s not busy winning surf competitions and appearing on magazine covers, Luke can be found teaching the kids of the Philippines the joys of surfing through his surf school based in La Union, a three hour drive North of Manila. Luke’s surf school doubles as the San Juan Surf Resort and caters for the aspiring Filipino youngsters and travelling tourists alike.
“Luke is one of the nicest, most humble guys in the industry,” stated Billabong Asia Brand Manager Peter Thew. “His surfing is super strong and we’re pumped to have him on the team. The key thing though is his attitude and commitment to the growth of the sport and lifestyle through his surf school program in La Union.” Thew added.
Luke’s focus for the upcoming year will be both aimed at competition’s and continuing to grow his already successful surf school in the Philippines. There has been a rapid progression in the quality of surfers from the SE Asian nation in the past few years, with the Philippines holding some of the worlds best waves, given the right season. Congrats and welcome to the Billabong family, Luke!
Check out Luke’s profile on the Billabong Asia website : http://www.billabong.com/asia/team-rider/surf/390/luke-landrigan