Late 80's Lightning Bolt Australia Lifeguard Competition Tee
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Late 80's Lightning Bolt Australia Lifeguard Competition Tee featuring amazing 80s Neon graphic stencil design. Fits like a size M/L model wears a size Large. Excellent vintage condition!
Background: Rumors swirl about the origin of the Lightning Bolt logo. Some say the Bolt was a graphic metaphor for a particularly strong strain of marijuana circulating the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1960s. Jerry Lopez needed surfboards that were as lithe, quick and fast as he was - so around 1970, Lopez teamed up with experienced Surf Line Hawaii store manager Jack Shipley to form an elite boutique for Hawaii’s best surfer/shapers. The symbol was the Lightning Bolt and the symbol meant energy – the energy of Hawaiian surf, but also the energy of human physicality and artistry to make the surfboards to ride that energy deeper, faster and more radical, thus the brand was born!