Sydney boy Luke Milton was a professional rugby player back home before he got into personal training and moved to the U.S. In 2009, Milton founded his signature Training Mate program of group fitness with an Aussie twist. In September, Milton opened Training Mate West Hollywood, a gym on Santa Monica Boulevard that specializes in…
The Australian Open may have wrapped, but Aussies in the US are now getting revved up for more late-night TV viewing when the 2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix kicks off in Melbourne next month.
New York City saw the world’s best Pros and Masters bowl skaters hit the Hudson River Pier 62 Skatepark for the inaugural Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ NYC.
Luke Stedman, 36, is a former pro-surfer and founder of the surf label Insted We Smile, which will hit the US in 2013. Billabout’s Pete Maiden caught up with the new fashion designer to talk about his nomadic life, pepperoni pizza and the challenges of making a humble t-shirt.
I’ve known Olympic rower Samson Loch, 29, since before he had pubic hair. I played sport with him through high school – rugby (he was bigger), ski raced (he was faster), cricket (he was an easy wicket) and we rowed together for about five years. He has wanted to compete in the Olympics since he knew they…
Pro Skateboarder and TV Host Corbin Harris was one of Billabout’s first friends and profiled athletes. The action sports junkie has just released his new film to celebrate officially turning pro with sponsor Element. Check out the film and read more about the making.
Big wave surfing requires some serious guts…but how about catching a mountain high wave at midnight? In 2011, pro-surfer Mark Visser, 29, completed ‘Night Rider’, a nighttime surfing expedition in Hawaii. Billabout caught up with the daredevil to hear about this feat and his future extreme adventures.
Corbin Harris, 28, is a professional skateboarder, author, TV presenter and designer – and he put in all the hard yards to get there. In 2000, Harris visited the U.S. for the first time on a skate tour, which ignited a long held love affair for the land of the stars and stripes.
What: Super Bowl XLV, the National Football League’s (NFL) yearly championship game. Where: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX — and at your local sports bar!
Update July 16, 2012: Quiksilver’s Stephanie Gilmore took home her 5th ASP World Title today on the shores of Biarritz. Amid sunny skies and 4-5 foot waves, Stephanie was all smiles when she beat out Tyler Wright and staked her claim as the 2012 Surfing World Champion. CONGRATS STEPH! GO AUSSIE GO!!
What do you miss most about home? Having grown up in the west, I miss the clean water and fresh air. I love getting back to western Australia where, when I wake up and look outside, I know exactly what the waves are like without even seeing the ocean. I love having that connection with…
Where are you from in Australia? I grew up in Maroubra, New South Wales — not that I spend much time there anymore. But it’s still home and always will be. What do you do for a living? I’m a trainer/exercise coach for surfing.
Occupation: Professional Surfer Visa type: Australian and U.S. passport Where are you living right now? Bali, Indonesia What are you currently up to on the tour? I just finished the 2010 season at Pipeline in Hawaii! Currently training for 2011, where we start on the Gold Coast, Australia, Feb 26.
What is your background as an athlete (what sports did you play)? All sorts: did the surf club stuff through my teens, paddling skies and boards –then got hooked on Jiu Jitsu and boxing.