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Courtesy of Professional-Lite

2022 marks 40 years of the model that began the surfboard journey bag class. With no indicators of slowing down innovation sensible, we’re taking a second to see how far we’ve got come on this 40+ 12 months journey.  40 years of marriage is taken into account the “Ruby” anniversary. So for our Ruby Anniversary we tracked down Professional-Lite co-founder Dave Nielson, to go to the inception and evolution of name.  An concept born out of necessity from two mates working for an airline, making an attempt to securely transport their boards across the globe.

From our humble beginnings slicing foam templates and wooden bins on the North Shore, handy stitching board baggage in Costa Mesa, California, for touring execs and Common Joe’s. This has been our journey, inventing a class 40 years in the past, and nonetheless being pushed to make the perfect surfboard baggage on the market.

Here’s a little bit of our story……

Pushed by the Journey since 1982          

About Professional-Lite Int


Professional-Lite was conceived within the minds of two touring surfers, Invoice Hapgood and Dave Neilson. On the time the pair was working for a serious airline touring the world. Quickly into their travels they realized one key ingredient essential to proceed their journey, they wanted to guard their surfboards.

In 1982 Professional-Lite was born. Invoice and Dave searched out industrial sewers in Costa Mesa, CA and commenced making a restricted line of surf journey baggage. This put Professional-Lite on the map as the primary bag producer to make journey grade surfboard baggage in the USA.

Because the model’s status as a high quality journey bag producer grew, surfers from the USA and all over the world seemed to Professional-Lite to supply them with the gear to get their surfboards to their vacation spot safely. Skilled surfers from all over the world started to make use of Professional-Lite journey baggage as they bounced all over the world on tour.

Via the 90’s Professional-Lite expanded its product providing to incorporate a full line of baggage for day use in addition to leashes, traction pads and racks. This put Professional-Lite ready to be the go-to model for any merchandise used to boost your browsing expertise.

The evolution of Professional-Lite continues right now with new house owners in place since 2005 and a renewed vitality and imaginative and prescient to design and manufacture the perfect browsing equipment on this planet. Nonetheless privately owned, and working out of Ventura California, Professional-Lite continues to function with simply 3 full time staff, who like to surf and are captivated with what they do. Professional-Lite’s key focus is high quality and innovation, and to at the present time stays in the beginning a journey firm that can proceed to make merchandise which are designed for the journey.

Secure Travels….

Pushed by the Journey since 1982.

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