"I founded the company for one reason, every time I went shopping at local surf and boardshops,
I wanted to jump off a bridge," says Aikane founder, Talya Dodson. "That's what motivated me to
get Aikane off the ground. I told my family and friends I was doubling down for myself, and every
young girl out there frustrated with clothing options at boardshops." In 1999, Talya quit her
"real" job, took her future home savings, sold 5 surfboards, 3 happily used dirtbikes, and
somehow managed to find "that stuff surf trunks are made of" to give Aikane life.|
Talya considers herself one lucky surfer-preneur with unique style. And many mainstays in the boarding business like Becker, Ron Jon, Dave's Tahoe, and Cope & McPhetres would agree. Talya says, "Aikane will always be committed to bringing high quality, functional, uniquely-designed, riding apparel to all who want to get on board!"
WE RIDE. WE OWN. WE THANK YOU.
Aikane donates a percentage of all proceeds to grass roots organizations supporting a healthy environment for future generations.
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