Billabong, Roxy and Quicksilver are all clothing labels that grew out of the surfing culture and their clothes have become popular because they are easy to wear, stylish and very well made. Blue Wave, on Sheddon Road, has been open for six weeks now and carries all three labels (and others) in both men and women’s clothing. Owner Elisabeth Heal has made the shop a visual delight with clothes easily accessed. The wide range of clothes for both men and women; includes T-shirts, shorts, board-shorts, dresses, bikinis and sandals. For men the board shorts and T shirts come in any number of designs. The female section is just full of must-haves such as pull on dresses for the beach and tiny little board shorts. Although brands such as Billabong are primarily associated with the young, there are still plenty of ageless classics such as long line ribbed tanks, looser twisted back style t-shirts and leisure pants that suit any age group. These are clothes that are perfect for the climate here as with their surf clothing origins, they stand up to plenty sun and sea and look just as good as they age. All the clothes pictured are available at Blue Wave.