Hurley began its life as a surfboard brand in Costa Mesa, California in 1979. Its founder—23-year-old surfboard shaper Bob Hurley—founded the company as an expression of his love for beach culture, the ocean, art, and punk rock music. Hurley got into the clothing business in 1982, when it acquired US rights to an up-and-coming Australian punk-rock surfwear brand called Billabong. The two companies partnered until 1998, when Hurley allowed the licensing agreement to lapse and launched its own unique surfwear line with its own unque vision. In 2002 Hurley joined the Nike family. Under Nike the brand became much bigger, but it continued to express its homespun passion for surf and music through sponsorship of professional surfers and punk/metal/reggae bands like Blink-182, Avenged Sevenfold, and The Green. More importantly, it continued to manufacture the world’s premier surf, swim, and beach apparel, including board shorts, rompers, tees, swimsuits, wetsuits, hats, sandals, bags, and much, much more. Let Hurley be your beachwear one-stop shop and your guide to fashion’s latest wave.