Bob Hurley and Hurley International
Bob Hurley, a Huntington Beach native, was named by Surfer magazine in 2002 as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Surfing" and induced to the Surfer's Hall of Fame in 2006. Hurley, a surfwear and wetsuit company founded in 1998 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 market share in the United States. In 1998, Hurley declined to renew his contract with Billabong and launched Hurley International as a clothing brand with men’s, women’s, and kid’s lines. It was a roll of the dice. Billabong USA had generated $60 million in revenue in 1997, and along with Quiksilver was a household name in surfwear.  

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