Hurley International

Surfwear and wetsuit company founded in 1998, and based in Costa Mesa, California; purchased by Nike in 2002. Company founder Bob Hurley, an accomplished surfboard shaper, began his surfwear retail career with Hurley Surfboards in 1978; in 1983 he acquired the Billabong USA license and helped the Australian company carve out a huge retail marketshare in the United States. In 1998 Hurley declined to renew his contract with Billabong and launched Hurley International as a clothing brand with me...