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Hurley International is a clothing company located in Costa Mesa, California founded by Bob Hurley. The company puts emphasis on skateboarding, surfing, music, and "fun". Since 2002, Hurley has been owned by Nike, Inc.

Company history

Hurley was founded in 1979 by 23-year-old Bob Hurley (along with partner Bob Rowland and Business Manager Joe Knoernschild) as Hurley Surfboards/International Pro Designs (I.P.D.). Hurley worked for 5 years as a surf board shaper for various companies; including Lightning Bolt; Wind-an-Sea and Wave Tools. While becoming known as one of the premiere shapers in Southern California, Hurley licensed the U.S. rights to the up-and-coming Australian surf brand Billabong, and formed Billabong USA in 1983. Founding Partners in Billabong USA besides Hurley were Bob Rowland (General Partners), and as limited partners - Chip Rowland, Mike Ochsner, Joe Knoernschild, Tom Fletcher and Bill Hurley. In 1998, the U.S. licensing rights for Billabong were up for renewal after the Company had grown to over $70M in sales in America. The USA management team decided to not renew the USA license for Billabong USA - and in 1998 Hurley International was born. Founding working Partners of Billabong USA Hurley, Knoernschild, Ochsner and Bill Hurley transitioned over to Hurley International. Billabong USA's designer; Lian Murray, also became a partner with the newly created Hurley International.

On May 12, 2002, the company was sold to Nike, Inc. for an undisclosed amount of money,[3] and after many outcries from the surfing community for brand independence,  the brand still maintains relative autonomy to this day from its Nike parent. Hurley's Corporate Headquarters is in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

Today, Hurley brand clothing can be found in shopping malls in such stores as Buckle, PacSun, Zumiez, XlR8 in Daytona and others. As new designs come into Hurley merchandising, old ones will be replaced so that there is minimum duplicates in clothing designs.  Hurley also has an online site in which clothing can be ordered directly.

Hurley's involvement in the music world has been well documented.[citation needed] A major part of the company's success has been the endorsement of pop-punk bands such as Blink-182. Furthering their involvement in the music industry, Hurley is currently a major sponsor of heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Team

Surfboard

Rob Machado,William Ewing [c.e.o] Hank Gaskell, Brett Simpson, Yadin Nicol, Marlon Lipke, Kai Barger, Tim Curran, Adrian Buchan, Brad Ettinger, Kalani Robb, Cheyne Cottrell, Asher Nolan, Rizal Tanjung, Kahea Hart, Brandon Guilmette, Joel Centeio, Kekoa Cazimero, Evan Geiselman, Dillon Perillo, Aamion Goodwin, Michael Dunphy, Dede Suryana, Tyler Payne, Otto Flores, Noah Snyder, Luke Hitchcock, Ricardo Alfaro, Zach Hartley, Joe Hutson, Anthony Beukema, Chase Kane, Conner Coffin, Kaikea Elias, Nate Rex, Oliver Kurtz, Ben Powell, Carlos Nogales escalante, Christian Saenz, Eli Viszolay, Jacob Halstead, Jeremy Carter, Jonah Carter, Levi Gonzales, Lakai McNamara, Mike Powell, Sam McGee, Chris McDonald, Damien Wills, Dane Atcheson, Dane Hall, Eric Soderquist, Josh Rex, Paulo Diaz, Pete Devries, PJ Raia, Mike DeTemple, Mitch Crews, Noé Mar McGonagle Cada, Josh Piper, Nathan McCarthy, Jake Marshall and Pat O'Connell.[4] William Ewing

BMX

Mike Escamilla

Motocross

Carey Hart, Ivan Tedesco, Dan Ratliff, Josh Summey and Arto Green

Snowboard

David Carrier-Porcheron, Megs Pischke, Brendan Farrell, Jeaux Hall and Kevan Haggins

Skateboard

Bob Burnquist, Andrew Nadon, Cara-Beth Burnside, Dyson Ramone, Andre Genovesi, Nilton Ferreira Neves, Diego Bucchieri, Kris Markovich, Paul Otvos, James Atkin, Morgan McDole and Og de Souza.

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The above definition about the clothing company Hurley International is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. The information source is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and was originally obtained from the following page address http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurley_International.  The definition has been modified by the Apparel Search Company in June 2009.  The rest of this page and other pages on Apparel Search are NOT under the free document license.

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