• Quiksilver Boardriders Echo Beach
  • Quiksilver Boardriders Echo Beach
  • Quiksilver Boardriders Echo Beach
  • Quiksilver Boardriders Echo Beach
  • Quiksilver Boardriders Echo Beach
  • Quiksilver Boardriders Echo Beach

The American company based in Huntington Beach, California and one of the largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment in the world known as Quiksilver continues its strategy of opening its latest generation of stores in the most iconic boardsport locations worldwide. Following on from France, Portugal, Spain, Russia and Australia, Quiksilver and its global partner in Indonesia has opened its latest Boardriders store at Echo Beach in Canggu Bali, making it the 15th Boardriders in the world. The ultimate location for surfers, the new Bali store is located right on Echo Beach, a stretch of coastline famed for its left hand “Sandbar” beach break and one of the most consistent high performance right hand waves in Bali that is affectionately known as “The Right”. The new store is placed on top of 500 square-meters and used its strong architectural style of combining urban elements of concrete, brick, and metal with organic coastal such as wood and glass. To bring these elements together, Quiksilver have planted many tropical palms and trees at the entrance of the store that works in with the live wall of plants that welcome customers as they enter the store.

Accessible through three separate entrances, the Echo Beach Boardriders store by Quiksilver was designed around a surfboard carousel carrying up to 50 boards that travels around the perimeter of the store before rising to the hardware mezzanine so that customers can take boards from the carousel for a closer inspection. On the shop floor are another 100 boards from some of the world’s best shapers and manufacturers including Mark Richards, Channel Islands, Chilli, Christian Bradley, Brett Warner, Hayden Shapes, and many more. In order to present the art inspired heritage of Quiksilver, part of the original artist, Peter Webb and Clayton Barr added a large mural to the store as well as scripting the story of some of Quiksilver’s most iconic art “Ghetto Dog” and “Warpaint” on the store walls. As well as being a retail store, the Boardriders also includes The Quiksilver Café which offers a fresh menu of big breakfast for surfers, premium coffee, muesli and smoothies for the early birds, sandwiches, snacks, fresh pure fruit juices, cold beer for lunch and dinner, and anything that would your stomach full. It is definitely a great place to hang out, offering originality and authenticity, combining all of the spirit of boardsports, art and the most advanced and innovative products from Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC as well as complimentary technical brands. For more information, please visit their official Facebook fan page site here.

The Quiksilver name first appeared in the United States thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of two inveterate surfers, Robert B. McKnight and Jeffrey Hakman. Hakman was the more accomplished surfer of the two, having won several international surfing championships, but McKnight shared an equal passion for the sport and its attendant lifestyle. Born and raised in Pasadena, California, McKnight graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in business in 1976, the year he decided to move to Oahu, Hawaii, and spend his days surfing on the island’s world renowned north shore. While on Oahu McKnight renewed his friendship with Hakman and together the two surfing addicts discussed their desire to start a business that could finance their days on the beach. They decided to try to get the licensing rights for Quiksilver, a seven-year-old company based in Torquay, Australia, where it was founded by two surfers, Alan Greene and John Law. Its logo, designed by company founder Alan Green and John Law in Torquay, Victoria, Australia, in 1969 and was inspired by Japanese painter Hokusai’s woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa. It consists of a large wave with a mountain on a red background. The company also produces a line of apparel for young women, under the brands DC Shoes and Roxy. The Roxy logo consists of two copies of the Quiksilver logo, one reflected, forming a heart. Quiksilver has another line of apparel for women under the brand Quiksilver Women. As of 2013, the company had lost money for six years straight but was initiating a turnaround plan.

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