Fun, Innovative, Considered

At Quiksilver, we believe boardriding is a universal spource of fun, freedom and natural energy, so powerful it transforms lives. From the mountain and the wave to the streets, we infuse art with performance and performance with art, to create premium products and experiences for everyone out there who is like us : RESTLESS FOR ADVENTURE


From its humble beginnings as a boardshort company, today Quiksilver is a global boardriding lifestyle company, offering a diverse line of products under its umbrella, including a complete clothing collection, accessories, eyewear, watches, footwear and wetsuits.


AirLift Vest Launches The AirLift utilizes carbon-dioxide cartridges to help bring the wearer to the surface in big wave hold downs. After years of research and development, Quiksilver made it available to the public.


Rio Waida wins the Quiksilver Young Guns Surf event against the best 18 and under surfers in the world. Rio was the first Indonesian ever to take top honors, which speaks to the international scale of modern surfing.


Candide Thovex releases “One of Those Days” clip. It quickly goes viral and becomes one of the most played skiing videos on YouTube with over 5million views.


Travis Rice breaks the mould of snowboarding movies and releases “The Art of Flight”. The film captures the attention of the mainstream and earns the reputation of being an absolute gamechanger.


Quiksilver The Winter Sports Division emerges with snowboarding apparel and hard goods designed for high performance enthusiasts.


QS launch « Winter Sports Division » with boards, boots, bindings, accessories & outerwear, in conjunction with Mervin Mfg.


Kelly Slater signs with QS and goes on to win 11 world titles with them. QS begin manufacturing wetsuits


QS and Tom Carroll make surfing history when the 2 x World Surfing Champion signs an exclusive contract for $1m, the most lucrative deal in the sport


QS licenses NaPali to manufacture and distribute throughout Europe, founders are Harry Hodge, Jeff Hakman, Brigitte Darrigrand & John Winship


Quiksilver introduces « Echo Beach » boardshorts featuring radical print designs with polka dots, harlequins, stars and checks, inspired from Jockeys jerseys


Jeff Hakman and Bob McKnight granted the Quiksilver licence and start up Quiksilver USA in Newport Beach, California.


Alan Green and John Law create QS boardshorts in Torquay, Australia


Boardshorts / Wetsuits / Mountainwear / Apparel & Footwear / Accessories watches eyewear

In 1969, Quiksilver came to life via some fabric, a sewing machine and a bold idea. The goal was to create a product that enhances and inspires a lifestyle. And the result was a pair of boardshorts that was unparalleled. Since then, we’ve held onto the same goal and produced the same results. These days, Quiksilver leads the field in wetsuits, outerwear, apparel and of course, boardshorts.

We believe in pushing boardriding forward — in terms of both culture and performance. To do that, we partner with individuals who share our values and our vision. From legendary World Champions to up-and-coming groms, the international Quiksilver team embodies what being a boardrider is all about. On land. In the water. Everywhere, all the time.