Surfwear with Soul
Surf t-shirts, surf music and surf movies were all part of the surf lifestyle in what may have been surfing’s “Golden Era” in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Last Wave Originals revives that lifestyle with a collection of classic surf t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and accessories that bear the names of those who helped shape the surfing way of life. More than just another on-line store, Last Wave is all about preserving the unique character and history of surfing by telling the story behind each name.
It was Gordon and Smith who have been credited with “inventing” the surf t-shirt in 1961, and it has become the fashion symbol of a lifestyle punctuated by its own music, vocabulary, magazines and cinematography. Surfing is more than an activity; it is truly a unique way of life that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. Whether you’ve surfed for 40 years, have it on your life’s “gotta try it” list, or just like the casual attitude that a surf t shirt represents, Last Wave offers products that will remind you of simpler, more carefree times and put a smile on your face.
Visit the Last Wave Surfwear Store, which is full of classic logo surf t shirts with names like Bing, Con, Jacobs, Velzy, Weber, Yater and many more. Look through our Legends section, where you can read little-known facts about these colorful characters. We consider ourselves fortunate to have met many of them, and are honored that they welcomed us into their back yards and shaping rooms. Visit our Community section, where you can share stories and photos or your most recent “surfari”, or post a photo of that first surfboard you bought in ‘65 and still have (or wish you still had!). Stop by our Board Room for a look at a variety of classic old boards, from the most popular custom models to ‘60s popouts.
Please Contact Us any time with suggestions about new products to carry, tips that may lead us to another old surfboard label, or some interesting bit of surfing history. Share the waves, respect the ocean and enjoy the lifestyle!