The surfing company was founded by Jeff Hakman in 1969 in Australia and offered surfboards, clothing and footwear. It is famous for the production of special shorts for surfers, the so-called board shorts. Over time, it expanded its range with products aimed at skateboarders and snowboarders. The company sponsors, among others. pro skater Tony Hawk. In March 2004, Quiksilver acquired the DC Shoes company.