Quiksilver was born on the Beaches in 1969, the Hippie movement was in full swing and the summer psyche was all pervasive. Our «reason» back then was to make the best boardshorts and avoid getting real jobs. Fifty years later, now a global icon, the reason remains much the same. As a brand, as individuals, as a society, the last 12 months has given us an opportunity to reset our lives, redirect our future and reconnect with things that matter. For us and our tribe that means surfing. Blaring our favorite songs and spending long weekends up the coast with friends. Even in an increasingly complex world, we know how to navigate radical times. For us life remains about simple pleasures, Surf more.
Stretchy. Breathable. Lite. Quick drying. Comfortable. With micro-perforated panels engineered seamlessly into our iconic ARCH fit. Our Highlite fabric checks all the boxes – so you can focus on surfing. Tried and approved by our top tier competitive athletes. In Kanoa’s words, the Highlite Arch boardshort is “The definition of style and comfort combined – wrapped in the latest technology.” Kanoa Igarashi. It is the GO-to boardshort for Zeke Lau as well: “Highlite Arch boardshorts are all about performance. Light, comfortable and durable. Built to perform at the highest level and keep me in the water longer“
Quiksilver’s Original Arch Boardshorts are defined by the side panels, which have housed some of surfing’s most iconic designs. Blank Canvas invites creators from around the world to give them a unique twist. This season Quiksilver invites Natas Kaupas of Santa Monica, suggested to be the first true professional street skateboarder.
His artistic talents began with a skateboard brand under his name that created many iconic graphics. Natas has gone on to hold a number of creative roles in brands from the industry including a stint at Quiksilver as creative director. His link to action sports and particularly his artistic talent make him a great story for the second Blank Canvas initiative.