Quiksilver Logo – Quiksilver, Inc. is an Australian company specializing in the production of material and clothing surf, skate and snowboard. Your logo symbolizes a wave and a mountain, two of the most characteristic nature of two of the sports that is dedicated Quiksilver, the surf and snowboard. The logo is based on “The Great Wave at Kanagawa” by the painter Katsushika Hokusai.
Quiksilver was founded in 1970, when two surfers were proposed to remain to live in the Australian town of Torquay to start a life and surfing. In 1969 Green swimsuits produced (in the end would Rip Curl) with a loan from his father $ 2,500 the following year he and John form Quiksilver. Green and Law went to work together in designing new outfits for surfers, more resistant suits, with closures Velcro and quick drying, very innovative for its time. Both Green and Law suits proved themselves to the astonished gaze of other surfers who found that it worked. Quiksilver began to carve a name in the area. Jeff Hakman, one of the best surfers of the time these suits thought she saw the future of surfing. In 1976 Hakman left Torquay with a Bells trophy and willing to introduce and distribute Quiksilver in the U.S. market.
Jeff traveled to Hawaii to meet with Bob “Buzz” McKnight, an old college friend who recorded scenes of surfing. In Hawaii, the new swimsuit also hit hard among the inhabitants of the island paradise. Jeff Green and Law persuaded to sell them American Quiksilver leave him and Bob. In the mid 70’s and had a distribution center of the brand in Newport Beach, California. In 1984 Jeff Hakman went to Europe with surf videos directors Harry Hodge, Brigitte and John Winship Darrigrand where he founded Quiksilver Europe with the successful formula of previous American and Australian marketing.
In 1988 Quiksilver would ensure the surfing world champion, Tom Carroll and two years later to a amateur surfer in the following years would be the best surfer of all time with 10 world titles, Kelly Slater. In 1991 be founded Roxy, Quiksilver women’s version and that it was also the name of a daughter of one of the founders. Gradually Quiksilver was designed and developed materials snowboarding (boots, coats, costumes, for the snow) and clothing oriented commercial fans of surfing and skateboarding. In addition, the team drew from authentic Quiksilver surf professionals: the double world champion Tom Carroll and designed materials developed in Australia Australia champion Bruce Raymond was Director of Marketing, ten times world windsurfing champion Robby Naish was responsible European area, Willy Morris surfing champion United States was Head of Sales in California.
The Australian company took a series of events world championship surfing, achieving more fame. Event was the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Series at Waimea Bay, the Quiksilver Pro at G-Land, Indonesia, in 1995, the Amateur World Championships in Newquay, England in 1986, the European Championships Quiksilver Snowboard and Surf, the Quiksilver Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu, the Quiksilver Winter Classic Surf / Snow Event ; the Mavericks Big Wave Event Quiksilver or Roxy Surf Jam at Hanalei and Ventura. Established Quiksilver Quiksilver Boardriders Clubs, exclusive official shops in the vast majority of countries. Quicksilver also managed to gain fame in the skate for sponsoring and associating the legendary Tony Hawk.