Billabong V1 wetsuit: safer surfing for brahs everywhere

Billabong V1 Wetsuit
Rocco Penn August 23 Design

As sports go, surfing is one that has always had the stigma of being both relatively safe and potentially deadly. Injuries aren’t very common, but the risk of getting knocked out and drowning is ever present. Billabong’s Hub Hubbard and pro surfer Shane Dorian took an idea born from a scary moment and turned it into a nice little piece of technology.

The Billabong V1 wetsuit has an inflatable air bladder that surfers (and potentially anyone who works in the ocean) can use to float to the edge in moments of desperation. The only thing it needs is something that automates it, as it requires manual pulling of the release tab. Still, it’s very cool tech.

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(H/T: GadgetReview)

Written by Rocco Penn

A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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  • What an amazing idea! So many people have died recently from huge waves. But soon surfers will be able to add this great item to their shopping cart! And what’s even better is that online shopping will allow people in other countries or away from main stores to add it to their shopping carts! Great idea, hope to see it on the ecommerce solutions here soon enough.