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Founded in 2002 by two friends, California based Fortress Eyewear is a leader in premium sunglasses and snow goggles at an affordable price. We know and respect that everyone sees things a little different and so do we. That is why we strive on making uniquely styled sunglasses and snow goggles with the highest quality materials.
We believe that price should not drive the design of the frame, nor compromise the quality of the product. We use only the best certified and compliant factories around the world to build our sunglasses and goggles. All our eyewear comes with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturers defect. Fortress Eyewear offers 100% UV/UVB protection on all frames. We also offer an extensive polarized collection for the high demands of the outdoor enthusiast.
Our brands Kreedom (men) and CrushEyes (women) reflect the gamut of current pop culture to cutting-edge fashion and are built and designed for the life enthusiast. We have a fit and style for everyone and pride ourselves on building quality eyewear to spread the values of honesty and integrity.
It’s summer, enjoy fun, sun, and family. Connelly is your outdoor watersport resource for making and catching waves this season.
Last week, more than 500 attendees from surf companies and specialty retail shops were in attendance at The Observatory in Southern California for the 15th Annual SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) Awards.
The awards ceremony's goal is to identify surf’s most influential companies and products, and recognize their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year. In total, 116 nominees representing 2018’s best from the surf industry were honored, celebrating their outstanding innovations and contributions to the world of surfing.
Billabong emerged victorious, and together with founder Gordon Merchant took to the stage to receive three awards on the Men's side of things:
- Men's Boardshort Brand of the Year
- Men's Marketing Campaign of the Year ("Life's Better in Boardshorts")
- Environmental Product of the Year (Billabong Recycler Boardshorts)
Just an incredible night overall showcasing some of the industry’s best and most innovative companies. Click on the image below to shop our award-winning boardshorts.
Everyone has a favorite festival... or five. You might love it for the art, culture, food, variety of music, people watching or celebrity sightings. Each festival has its own style that allows you to express yourself in a different way. Here are three looks, inspired by three different festivals and their backdrops.
Desert festivals can be epic but require you to layer up and down. Days can be brutally hot and nights bring in the wind chills. Dress in layers so you can beach freely and stay cool under the sun and cover up with the night falls. Pack clothes and shoes that make you feel light and free.
Giving you the opportunity to jetset to your favorite city, take in the sights and be a tourist as well as a concert-goer. You can be casually cool because it's all about the music. Find new undiscovered talents and maybe even party with them backstage.
Kick off your sandals and dance barefoot. Wear outfits that stand out or something blend in with your surroundings. You can be uniquely you. Embrace your favorite print that shows your personality.
Coco Ho joins our Global Ambassador squad with open arms and happy feet.
Our newest addition to the team comes from a long line of professional surfers. Sister of current Reef ambassador Mason Ho, daughter of surfing Icon, Michael Ho and Niece to 1993 World Champion and former Reef ambassador, Derek Ho. She’s regarded as a heiress to a Hawaiian surfing legacy. Admirably, she aims to inspire other girls to break through barriers and pursue their passions and full potential. Currently competing on the 2019 World Surfing Tour and contrary to her competitive prowess, Coco embraces a sense of ease that is expressed throughout her surfing style.
Her persistent positivity and progressive style appeal to just about everyone, and they make perfect attributes for the modern day role model.
“When I surf I keep things natural and graceful and never try to force anything.” – COCO
WE ARE CONNELLY. We are the brand that has been here since the beginning. We have been building things to make your summer better for over 50 years and our 2019 product line is nothing short of awesome. We've engineered each product with advanced technology and quality, so whether you are itching to boost your performance on the water in 2019 or are looking for family, fun and good vibes out on the lake, we've got you covered.
Rain or shine - Shane Dorian is always on the hunt. Introducing our Adventure Division collaboration with MultiCam® Black & Shane Dorian.
Introducing Connelly’s newest stokesperson, Ellie shares her story and passion for Connelly Skis.
Echo Beach, surf industry, black ball, walled waves, boardwalk, 4th of July, Point, Richie Collins, traveling pros, parties, The Wedge, 54th Street...the list goes on and on but the point is clear: Newport Beach is one of the most iconic surf towns and communities in the US.
Billabong is proud to sponsor the Newport Beach Boardriders Club & to be a part of this iconic community. Check out this edit by local Newport Beach surfer and Boardriders Club member, Joe Alani.
It’s no secret that collegiate water skiing is one of the greatest times in life. Many of our addictions for chasing buoys are born during this unforgettable season. At Connelly Skis, we are determined to make those moments behind the boat even sweeter by being each athlete’s and team’s biggest advocates. We’ve been there for them since the beginning, and we’ll be there with them through their collegiate career.
Cue our Connelly University program! We established a segment of our brand that is college focused. Along with being the title sponsor of collegiate nationals, we also plan to integrate ourselves in small, helpful ways, like alleviating some of the sting that comes with buying ski equipment. We not only want to help progress and sharpen the skills of seasoned skiers, but we also want to share the stoke of being on the water with newcomers.
Stay in touch through our #ConnellyU hashtag and learn more information at www.connellyskis.com/connellyuniversity
Shred is in Session!
Have you ever worn a boardshort engineered to the way you surf? Meet our new Airlite boardshort. After years of development, countless prototypes and our team logging hours upon hours surfing the long point breaks of Australia’s Gold Coast, these trunks have been perfected. Airlite is the first of its kind, where we’ve engineered three of our favorite high performance fabrics seamlessly into one boardshort to give you stability, flexibility and comfort where you need it most... and on top of that we’ve screened them with prints and colors inspired by the cultures and destinations we love.
Tech’s not dead, instead we've just hidden it...
'Tis the season for the smell of buttery, sugar cookies to waft from the kitchen. 'Tis the season to cozy up to a crackling fire and binge on Elf and The Grinch. 'Tis the season to start dreaming about the real “most wonderful time of the year”…summer!
We know you are aching to be back in action, which is why we have curated a collection of 2018’s most popular presents for getting your crew ready to shred. These products are so good, you might even be tempted to keep them for yourself.
heck them out.
Make this next season their year. A year for more buoys, more PB’s and more fist pumps. With Connelly’s superior performance technology skis and gear, your slalom course obsessed friends and family will reach new heights in their competitive careers.
Ultra-comfortable and made with the perfect amount of stretch, these are the shorts you need in your closet. Submersibles are made with a combination of stretch materials that are coated with our Micro Repel technology meaning these are going to take you from land to water seamlessly and have you dry in no time. Watch now to see what Submersibles are all about.
The Billabong Garage Collection is an extension of the original “do-it-yourself” philosophy that is core to our DNA. It is a reinterpretation of the experimental, handcrafted designs that we made our name with in the 1970’s.
The Spring 2017 Billabong Garage Collection features Creed McTaggart and Shaun Manners in a classic mix of Lo Tides boardshorts, an insane coach-style jacket and wave washed tees