1967

CIRCA 1967 - THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST DOCUMENTED TIKI SURFBOARDS. THE LOGO DECAL READS ‘ABERGAVENNY’ WHICH WAS THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE FIRST TIKI MADE BOARDS. TIKI BOARDS WITH THIS LOGO ARE RARE.

1968

IN 1968 TIKI MOVED TO NORTH DEVON TO EXPAND PRODUCTION AFTER SECURING LICENSES TO PRODUCE BING AND G&S SURFBOARDS IN THE UK. FEATURED IN THIS PHOTO ARE TIM, ON THE LEFT AND DAVE, MIDDLE, WHO STILL OWN AND RUN TIKI.

1970

THE FIRST TIKI SURF SHOP OPENED IN BRAUNTON. ONE OF THE FIRST SURF SHOPS IN THE UK AND STILL RUNNING, THE SHOP WAS THE HUB OF NORTH DEVON SURFING.

TIKI’S FIRST WETSUIT PRODUCTION BEGINS. BEFORE LONG TIKI WAS PRODUCING HUNDREDS OF WETSUITS A WEEK AND SUPPLYING SHOPS ACROSS EUROPE.

1970-80’s

THE HEY DAY OF MODERN SURFING - BOARDS GOT SHORT, WETSUITS WENT DAY-GLO. WE WERE THERE MAN, WITH ZINC FACE PAINT AND MULLETS. GOOD TIMES!

1990’s

FAST FORWARD TO THE 90’S AND SURFING IS AN INDUSTRY - BRANDS ARE ON THE HIGH STREET AND SURFERS ARE BECOMING HOUSEHOLD NAMES. WETSUIT PRODUCTION MOVES TO SHEICO IN THE FAR EAST.

2000’s

IN THE EARLY 2000’s WE SIGNED AUSSIE CHARGER JOEL FITZGERALD WHILE FOCUSSING OUR ATTENTION ON BIG WAVES - THE ULTIMATE TESTING GROUND FOR WETSUITS.

2005

TEAM RIDER MITCH CORBETT NAILS A COUPLE OF COVER SHOTS. ALL ATTENTION IS ON THE WELL KNOWN BUT PREVIOUSLY UNEXPOSED WAVES OF THE NORTH OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND. IT’S COLD WATER AND BIG WAVES, YEWW!

2010

FOLLOWING THE PATH OF COLD WATER BIG WAVES WE SIGN ANDREW COTTON. COTTY IS A LOCAL GUY STARTING TO PUSH BOUNDARIES OVER IN IRELAND. 1 YEAR LATER COTTY HAS AN XXL TOP 5 SHORTLIST FOR BIGGEST WAVE

2011

IN 2011 WE LAUNCHED THE ZEPHA RANGE AS A RESULT OF THE FEEDBACK FROM COTTY, MITCH AND JOEL. THIS SUIT NOW REPRESENTS 40 YEARS OF WETSUIT KNOW HOW AND 10 YEARS OF COLD WATER BIG WAVE TESTING.