In the late 1960’s, Australian surfers Alan Green and John Law chased a dream – to be able to make a living and go surfing. Their innovative trunk was made from durable, lightweight fabric that dried rapidly. Their boardshorts had short scalloped legs that didn’t bind up. The styling was essentially clean. They went surfing in them. Hard at it, every day. People notice what works. Soon other riders would do anything to get one of these elusive newfangled boardshorts. This was the birth of Quiksilver, the genuine, original, functional choice of the hard-core participant.