Quiksilver, Inc. is an American retail sporting company, founded in Torquay, Australia, but now based in Huntington Beach, California. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment. Its logo, designed by company founder Alan Green and John Law in 1973, was inspired by Japanese painter Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa. It consists of a large wave with a mountain on a red background.

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  •   Bruce Brown’s 1966 hit The Endless Summer is an unforgettable film about the serendipity, joy and easygoing kicks of life on the road with a surfboard and some friends. It is also a lie.   Or at least the title is. While The Endless Summer is a great representation of our culture,…

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  •   He’s fearless. He’s technical. And he skis by his own rules. He’s Sammy Carlson, and he’s the newest member of the Quiksilver family.   The 29-year-old from Mount Hood, Oregon gained international notoriety for his success in competitive Freesking early in his career…

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  •   Unbelievable. Flawless. Borderline insane. These are all appropriate terms to describe the surf conditions in and around Indonesia.   Need proof? Look no further than this highlight reel of Rio Waida’s 2017.   Rio was born in Bali. Which, in other words, means he was born to surf.…

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  • We’re all getting older. You know it. We know it. Stevie Nicks knows it. That’s just the nature of time, baby.     As bones begin to rot, joints start nagging and skin gets weathered, there are different theories on how to age well and keep ripping into the later decades of your…

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  •   Winning the Pipe Masters once is a competitive surfers dream…to win it twice is legendary. Congratulations Jeremy Flores. Winner of the 2017 (and 2010) Pipeline Masters - “I’m so so stoked! I couldn’t think of any better way to win. I’ve had so many ups…

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  • It would impossible not to love Connor O’Leary.   He’s too kind. Too humble. And his backstory is simply too good to ignore.          In a generation of six-figure contracts and huge amounts of hype, Connor has been an underdog for most of his career. As a matter…

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On The Cusp Of A Dream

  •   Last year, Jesse Mendes finished two spots away from achieving his dream of qualifying for the WSL’s Championship Tour. A dazzling talent, Jesse had been slugging it out for years on the QS — which is a notoriously difficult tour. Slugging it out there means a lot of time away from…

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  • They call Jackson Bunch the little weapon.    Little because he’s only 13-years-old. And weapon because, well, just watch him surf.    Here’s a new edit featuring footage from Jackson’s home on Maui with a few hits of Indonesia mixed in. It also gives you a good…

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  • There’s something about summer.    Something special. Something real. Something that’s magnified when you’re in the middle of that wild blur known as your teenage years — just ask Ryder Guest.     Ryder is a 16-year-old Young Gun from Hawaii. He spent a chunk…

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  • Some call it luck. Some karma. Some believe a bearded man who lives in the sky willed it into being.   Whatever the source, there’s something about being in the right place at the right time. France is a great place and autumn is a beautiful time here — but luck or the lord demanded…

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  •   A post shared by Quiksilver (@quiksilver) onOct 13, 2017 at 6:43am PDT   Local wildcard, Marc Lacomarewas hyped up and didn't disappoint. So far he’s taken down world title contender Julian Wilson, current #1 Jordy Smith in round 3, then took out his next heat sending him straight…

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  •   He’s running wild. Say salut to your 2017 #QuikPro France wildcard, @marclacomare. A post shared by Quiksilver (@quiksilver) onOct 6, 2017 at 12:38am PDT     When the 2017 Quiksilver Pro France kicks off, the beaches of Hossegor will be swarming with thousands of Marc Lacomare’s…

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  •   After five consecutive lay days, the Quik Pro is all set. And now that we’ve had a taste of the waves and know what to expect for conditions (see: hot fire). Here are some Nostradamus-level predictions for this year’s Pro.      There will be 10-point rides left and…

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  •   Let’s face it: riding a board makes you hungry. With a culture deeply rooted in boardriding, California has a number of eateries that have grown a reputation and developed into iconic locations to gorge out after a session. Here are some of the most notable.      Sugar Shack,…

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  • You’re 18. You’re graduating with a great GPA from one of your state’s most prestigious high schools. Your best friends are starting to map out their lives — they’re enrolling in universities, choosing majors, figuring out what they want to do for careers. Meanwhile, you’re…

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  •   You like checklists?   Well, you do now. Here are some boxes that deserve a tick on your trip.     -Burn a celebrity at Malibu. -Put something outlandish on the Cardiff Kook.     -Land an air at Lowers.     -Enjoy a sunset without your camera.    …

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  • Meet Depth Perception — Travis Rice’s latest brainchild starring fellow Quiksilver riders Bryan Fox, Austen Sweetin, Roxy’s Robin Van Gyn and the master himself.    Set deep in the layers of British Columbia’s temperate forest, the furthest inland rainforest in the…

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So-Cal By The Numbers

  •   --- Radical Times In California, by the numbers that really count. ---     --- Year surfing was first introduced to California by George Freeth.  ---     --- Percentage of daily caloric intake that you should consume via burritos ---     --- Miles from Hollywood…

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The Wonders Down Under

  • When you think about Australia, what comes to mind?   Kangaroos? Meat pies? Snakes, spiders and sharks that can kill you with one little nibble? Snow? Yeah, probably not snow.      However, snowboarders Bryan Fox and Austen Sweetin have quite a few mates from the land down under…

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  • Third time’s a charm. And $10K “You have to express yourself. We’re judging the moment.”    Matt Hoy said that a week ago, while Indonesian dancers stood behind him and twirled their ornate dresses into the Sumatran night. It was the opening ceremony of the 2017 Quiksilver…

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  •   ROOT! Mikey Wright's latest clip, shot over by sessions in WA.                      A surf vid by Wade Carroll STARRING -  Mikey Wright Film/Edit - Wade Carroll Additional Footage - Jimmy Graham & Dave Fox Music - Motorhead by Motorhead…

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  •   Kanoa Igarashi and Young Gun Cody Young claimed victory this weekend at the US Open of Surfing and we are psyched.     "It's about time."   His voice, magnified by the strength of a dozen mega-speakers, gusted across a beach populated by 100,000 or so of his closest friends.…

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  • In a fitting climax to the Quiksilver and Coca-Cola Amatil sponsored Bali Big Eco Weekend, Bali legend Made Switra barreled his way to victory and celebrated his win at Single Fin as the sun set on a day of epic waves.  The event brought tourists, local surf community members and legendary local…

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  • GO - those are the two most important letters in surfing.    Natxo Gonzalez is no foreigner to those two words. He doesn’t hold back — he’s completely fearless. And if you need any proof, just watch this edit from a recent swell in Ireland. Natxo pays the piper on a few,…

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  • For better or for worse, snowboard comps have grown to a grand stage.   Gold medals. Mega prize purses. Huge crowds, corporate support.   Which is exactly why events like the Drink Water Rat Race are so special.     The Rat Race cuts straight back to the core. The course is designed…

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  •   What comes to mind when you think of Bali?    For most, the answer sounds something like this: amazing waves, warm water, wild nights and an ice-cold Bintang always within an arm’s reach. It sure can feel like paradise.   But if you’ve been to Bali, chances are you’ve…

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