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Before LA's rainy weather officially kicked in (what's going on?), we headed to the OC to catch some rays with Billabong Group at their annual Surf & Sand trade show. Held at the aptly-named Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, the event featured a preview of fall 2013 collections from a host of action sports favorites, including Billabong Girls, Element, VonZipper and RVCA.
In addition to showcasing print-happy surfwear and beach-ready apparel, the day also featured an intense morning boot camp sesh, yoga, paddle boarding, a henna tattoo station and live music by Madison 2. Element even hooked up a tie-dying workshop with tanks from their upcoming Jac Vanek collab. See some snaps in our gallery.
· Billabong [Official Site]