*PREMIUM ITEM* 1972 Ocean Pacific Rainbow Wave Longsleeve featuring classic O.P. rainbow wave design that was a signature for them in the 1970's. Designs that Ocean Pacific were known for in the 70s have made a huge comeback and still influence many brands to this day. Fits like size Extra-Small and shows some signs of previous love and wear that is common with most vintage pieces.
Background: Ocean Pacific was started by John Smith in the 1960s as a surfboard brand. Smith designed the original trademark and label for his surfboards which he sold out of his shop North County Ding Repair. Later, Fred Ryan purchased North County Ding Repair from John Smith along with the Ocean Pacific surfboard label. The Ocean Pacific label was later sold to Don Hansen of Hansen Surf Shop. In 1972, Jim Jenks of San Diego wanted to create clothing that met the demands of surfers in and out of the surf. He received the name from his then employer Don Hansen and the Ocean Pacific apparel line was created. Jenks' idea for clothing under the Ocean Pacific label quickly became popular with the surf culture with its instantly recognizable "OP" logo.