In the late 1960s, Australian surfers Alan Green and John Law wanted to make their dream come true: live near Torquay in Australia, make money and ride on the best waves. That's why they decided to start trading with quality, functional and modern shorts for surfers. In 1970 they made their idea and founded the company Quiksilver in the city of Torquay in the Australian state of Victoria. By 1974, their shorts have achieved cult fame among the best riders in the world. The promising company, of course, could not have stayed for long on the border, albeit a large Australian continent. The other country where this brand expanded was the United States. In 1976, one of the greatest surf masters of all time won by American Jeff Hakman as the first overseas racer to be a major race at Bell's Beach. In the same year, Quiksilver founded their friends with Bob McKnight, Alan Green and John Law in the United States. By the coast and waves the company has decided to attack the mountain slopes. In 1986, the brand first appeared in the mountains through a collection of snowboarding apparel. In 1991, Quiksilver USA and Quiksilver Europe joined together, and the company grew extensively under the guidance of Harry Hodge.