This Place Is Swell: The Billabong Girls In Rio
Billabong women's surf team manager Megan Villa shares snaps from her trip south for the Billabong Pro Rio event.
Aproador where the contest was held on the first day. One of the most beautiful backdrops in the world-you are staring straight at a favela right under those two huge rocks-the irony abounds in Brazil.
Rio has some amazing graffiti, everywhere you go there is art.
Boardroom at local surf shop in Recreio just outside of Rio.
Corcovado, Christ The Redeemer- a must see when in Rio, the views are amazing.
My husband Homero, a Brazillian from Bahia at Aproador.
Courtney Conlogue who finished 5th at the event a Brazilian big wave charger Maya Gabeira.
Alessa Quizon, all smiles after a semifinal finish in the event.
Laundry day in Bahia
Alessa Quizon, the Billabong Rio Pro wildcard going out for an afternoon freesurf in Barra De Tijuca.