I sat down with my old pal Bob, founder of Hurley International, to talk about his initial dream of being a pro surfer, selling his company to Nike, and the work we've done together over the years building leaders at Hurley.
Hurley founder and chairman Bob Hurley has made his work his play from the beginning. As a shop kid in Huntington Beach, he nimbly moved to blank-maker, fin-foiler and shaper before acquiring the license to Billabong USA in 1982. Bob started his own clothing brand in 1999 embracing the spirit and creativity of youth. He remains deeply involved in company operations today, except when “product-testing” in Indo or Fiji. He currently resides in Newport Beach.