Welcome to hicsurfboards.com
This site is maintained by Surfboard Factory Outlet (SFO), the exclusive surfboard licensee for HawaiianIsland Creations (HIC). We have the largest custom glassing facilities in Hawaii, located on the island of O'ahu. Our local production crew is made up of some of the most experienced craftsmen in the industry. Working with the HIC shapers, we are constantly striving to bring the latest designs and technologies to the market so that our customers have boards that will enhance their surfing experience.
If you are a surfboard dealer interested in carrying HIC boards, contact us and we will put you in touch with a local rep.
In 1971, brothers Stephan and Jimmy Tsukuyama opened Kailua Bike Shop on Uluniu Street in Kailua, Hawaii. A year later, the infamous energy crisis was upon us. Bike sales soared and with the additional capital, the company expanded into the wholesaling packaged plant items. To appeal to the tourism industry, Hawaiian Island Creations was composed in 1972 and Paul Ichimura was commissioned to create the present, distinctive, symmetrical logo.
1974 marked the relocation to the present Kailua store on Hahani Street. Surf accessories and "Kailua
Surfboards" were introduced. A year later, a full-scale skateboarding department was added. The opening of the Board of Water Supply products, one of the first surfboard manufacturing factories, soon followed.
HIC's reputation of warm and friendly personal service influenced the management of Ala Moana Center to a rare invitation to a rare invitation to HIC to open a bike and surf shop. By the summer of 1980, the HIC flagship store opened as Hawaiian Island Sports. Five years later, HIC Bike and Surf opened in the Pearlridge Shopping Center. The same year, the wholesale division and Board of Water Supply products were closed, so that emphasis could be placed on the growing retail division.
Presently, Coral Head in California is the national HIC clothing licensee and SFO Hawaii is the surfboard licensee. Internationally, HIC has licensees in the USA, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Japan.
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