Lightning Bolt - A Pure Source since 1971Mr Pipeline, surfing legend Gerry 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 surfer/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.
Lightning Bolt was a surfboard company first and last, but in the mid ‘70s the company moved into clothing: Nothing fancy, just practical trunks for surfing, and t-shirts for cruising. But the world wanted that Bolt energy, and the clothing line exploded like a spitting wave at the Pipeline.
Lightning Bolt surfboards and clothing are still going strong - bringing that Bolt energy to us all. Grab a classic pair of shorts, tshirt, hoody or cap and be part of the legend brand that is Lightning Bolt.