It’s about time. This guy has not just been charging of late, he’s been holy-shit charging and winning Big-Wave contests along the way. Greg’s one of the good guys of surfing, who’s been financing his big-wave adventurers out-of-pocket, due to a lack of a sponsor.
Step-in Billabong, problem solved. Long and The Bong agreed to a 4-year-deal that includes Billabong satellite companies: Von Zipper and the recently purchased,Xcel wetsuits.
?I?ve never done this for sponsorship; I?ve done it because I?m driven ? some would call it borderline obsessed ? with riding the world?s best and biggest waves, said Greg. When our sponsorship ended [he and his brother], we just depleted our savings, tried to live a cheap as possible and kept it going.?