Lightning Bolt

Apparel Graphics/2016

"Born in Hawaii in the summer of 1971, Lightning Bolt was comprised of Gerry Lopez and Jack Shipley at the time of its inception. Forty years since first born, the brand has reintroduced itself in the United States and internationally. Lopez needed surfboards that were as lithe, quick and fast as he was—so around 1970, Lopez teamed up with experienced Surf Line Hawaii store manager Jack Shipley to form an elite boutique for Hawaii’s best surfers/shapers. The symbol was the Lightning Bolt and the symbol meant energy—the energy of Hawaiian surf, but also the energy of human physicality and artistry to make the surfboards to ride that energy deeper, faster and more radical."