Our Team Bolt print is one of the most iconic in Lightning Bolt’s history.
Once seen in Rory Russell’s road trip to Morocco, the artwork features in t-shirts and sweaters, paying tribute to the spirit of adventure, freedom, and all Lightning Bolt’s energy that inevitably led to a search around the world for the perfect wave.
LIGHTNING BOLT ROAD TRIPS (the ‘80s)
After twice winning the Pipeline Masters in ‘76 and ‘77, and other world class surf championships like Waimea Pro in Brazil, 1975, all Japan pro in Chiba Japan, 1976, and Oahu North Shore Lightning Bolt Surf Championships in 1977, Rory Russell was an undeniable ambassador of the brand’s spirit and power. That said, in 1983, he left with the Team Bolt on a road trip full of adventures.
Those adventures resulted in original advertises and articles for the Surfer Mag. Several pages were written on the life and adventures of Rory and the Team Bolt, blazing around the planet, exploring new uncharted, unsurfed waves, meeting new fascinating people and sharing the Bolt experience and Aloha spirit.
These ads and trips are now iconic memories of the surf lifestyle back in the ‘80s: “Portuguese Pipeline” (Ericeira, Portugal), “Malibu Mischief” (Los Angeles, USA), “Morrocan Madness”, “The Scorpian Bay Sting” (Mexico), “A Banzai Birthday!”…
Our collection of Lightning Bolt originals features reprints of the original ’70s artworks, as well as some of the most iconic garments that stand to the test of time!