Jaggar Phillips, 10-Year-Old Maroubra Surfer, Nabs Billabong Sponsorship

Jaggar Phillips
Photo Credit: JaggarPhillips/Instagram

 A 10-year-old surfing prodigy from Maroubra has received a sponsorship from Billabong, one of Australia’s longest-running apparel brands for surf and beach lovers. Jaggar Phillips impressed the Billabong team after they saw his videos during the brand’s “Surfing 30 Days in September” challenge.

Jagger was able to complete the challenge with much success as he raised $2,200 for remote surf communities, where access to sanitation and medical care, including child and women’s health care, is challenging. 

As friends of the family reposted Jagger’s videos to gather support, Billabong apparently had their eye on the young talent. 

The company’s representatives got in touch with the boy and his father, Mark Phillips, and asked if they would like a sponsorship. Whilst Jagger has had experience joining surfing competitions, he has mostly ridden the water for fun and enjoyment.

Jagger is off to complete the 2021 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Series for the first time as a Billabong endorser. The event will run from September to December 2021 across New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, and Queensland. 

Jagger has been surfing since he was two years old and a link to Billabong has always been part of his dreams. 

He was able to join Billabong’s 30-day surfing challenge last month as NSW schools shifted to Zoom sessions, allowing him to take his surfboard on the waters of Maroubra in between his online classes every single day.

“Thanks heaps, Billabong, for the sponsor! I’m so stoked!” Jagger said in another video