Pro surfer Shane Dorian is a legend in the game. Last year Shane was surfing Mavericks when he took a wipeout that nearly cost him his life. Shortly after his shakeup, Shane teamed up with Billabong and Mustang Survival Company to create the Billabong VI, the first inflatable wetsuit designed for when big wave surfers get hit hard with big waves. By pulling a ripcord on the suit, the wearer is quickly propelled through the water and up to the surface. It's not as high tech as you think, but it's definitely an incredible innovation for those who challenge mother nature on her own turf. Click the video for some awesome insight into the inspiration and design behind Billabongs new suit. [Youtube via Surfline]