In this area of the Apparel
Search fashion brand directory, you will find
women's fashion brands from
leading apparel companies and fashion designers. On this
particular page, you will find information regarding
women's clothing with the Ocean Pacific
brand. You are welcome to utilize this section of our
clothing guide to review Ocean Pacific news, Ocean Pacific blog posts,
photos, and more.
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp is a private company based in
Irvine, California, USA. It produces primarily surf related
apparel, swimwear, footwear and accessories. Ocean Pacific
was started by John Smith in the 1960s as a surfboard brand.
Smith designed the original trademark and label for his
surfboards which he sold out of his shop North County Ding
Repair. Later, Fred Ryan purchased North County Ding Repair
from John Smith along with the Ocean Pacific surfboard
label. The Ocean Pacific label was later sold to Don Hansen
of Hansen Surf Shop. In 1972, Jim Jenks of San Diego wanted
to create clothing that met the demands of surfers in and
out of the surf. He received the name from his then employer
Don Hansen and the Ocean Pacific apparel line was created.
Jenks' idea for clothing under the Ocean Pacific label
quickly became popular with the surf culture with its
instantly recognizable "OP" logo.