In 1978, two young surfers, Marc Spitaleri and Greg Wade, bought a small wetsuit company to try their luck to make a big name in surfing in Huntington Beach. Over 40 years later and we’re still here, but time stands still for no one and through the years we’ve grown and adapted: we switched from wetsuits to rashguards, and went from surf to SUP and beyond, Greg moved on to start his own company and it became more of a family business with Marc’s daughter helping take over.
We make 100% of all products in our ‘little’ factory in Huntington Beach, CA (visitors welcome to check it out!) where we cut, sew and print ourselves, meaning we can keep a close eye on quality from start to finish.
Making things locally has also given us many great opportunities as well as the flexibility to continually innovate and do better. When we were making wetsuits in the 80’s and 90’s we revolutionized wetsuits launching glued and blind-stitched seamed products to the surf and water sports marketing, changing how wetsuits were made. We helped design and create the first modern triathlon wetsuit and for a period of time even made women’s neoprene bathing suits.
Now we’ve moved on to something bigger and even better- Victory Koredry.
Working with a great US mill, we created an innovative new product that is both water-resistant and breathable and dried fast, making it perfect for most water sports which we knew well enough coming out of surf. But we found out that SUP was a different kind of playground than old-school surf, and we’ve had some fun in this fast new market.
Victory will tell the legendary story of the Victory brand today through the Hawai'ian legend of Māui, known as the “Hercules of Polynesia”. The legend of Māui is shared from every reach of the Pacific; the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, Tahitan Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and as far as Peru.