Lightning Bolt is synonymous with surf, as one of the first successful surfing companies founded by Gerry Lopez and Jack Shipley in Hawaii, in 1971.
Beautiful, finely crafted Hawaiian guns were at the foundation of Lightning Bolt, back in a time when Hawaiian surfers were energized by the Shortboard Revolution.
From that moment, Lightning Bolt never stopped to search for the best shapes and shapers. Only the best for the best surfers would be enough.
Nowadays, we – Lightning Bolt company - are proud to have gathered again amazing people that share our values and philosophy. We keep strong bonds with our forefathers and endorse our legendary riders and young soul adventurers. Indeed, we embrace all the Bolt enthusiasts and friends.
Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell, Tom Parrish, Reno Abellira, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Craig Hollingsworth, Paul Blacker, Pat Rawson, Duke Aipa, among others, are Official Lightning Bolt Shapers. They represent the quality and authenticity – by the historical connection to the brand or by sharing the same values and lifestyle - that has always been a requirement of the brand.
We are proud to have a rich and unique quiver, as well as skilled shapers on our side.