The Last Wave Originals online surf shop launched in 2003. I often found my thoughts drifting back to carefree summer days surfing in the '60s. I remember how important my Birdwell Beach Britches were to me, as well as the two or three surf t-shirts I owned. I wore those shirts constantly, mostly because I wanted to make sure everyone knew I was a surfer.
I also remember hanging around a local surf shop when I wasn't at the beach. The shop had such a cool vibe...it looked, sounded, even smelled like a surf shop. Now, some 50 years later, Last Wave takes you back to those fond memories with a collection of classic surf t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and accessories that bear the names of those who helped shape the surfing way of life. We hope your experience at Last Wave reminds you of lazy, warm days at the beach and that our shop feels like the one you used to hang out at - full of classic logo surf t shirts with names like Bing, Con, Gordon and Smith, Hobie, Velzy, Dewey Weber and many more. Look through our Legends section, where you can read about these colorful characters. I consider myself fortunate to have met many of them, and am honored that they welcomed me into their back yards and shaping rooms.
Please feel free to contact us with suggestions about new products, tips that may lead us to another old surfboard label, or some interesting bit of surfing history. Share the waves, respect the ocean and enjoy the surfing lifestyle!
June 1966 - My brother (r) and me with our first surfboard