It’s Official – Billabong Bought Becker Surf and Sport

Rumors have been circulating, even down at the Surf Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico a few weeks ago that Billabong was interested in purchasing Becker’s retail operation. The rumors became more official yesterday at least one industry blog reported that the sale was a sure thing. Last night Tiffany Montgomery of Shop Eat Surf posted the ofifical press release confirming that Billabong would be acquiring Becker’s retail operation. Dave Hollander, owner of Becker Surf and Sport, a former founding member of the Board Retailers Association (BRA) and a Member of the Advisory Board until the sale yesterday, owns six retail shops including their newest SUP store. To see the official press release visit Shop Eat Surf at...

Becker Closing Huntington Beach Location

Dave Hollander with Becker has announced that due to leasing issues, and not the economy or other factors, that Becker’s will be closing the Huntington Beach location. The store was the least performing of the six stores in the Becker chain and due to a dispute over re-signing the current lease, the decision to close the location is the best option. Hollander does go on to say that Becker may be opening new locations along the...