Hurley is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, worldwide marketing and selling of apparel, surf , accessories and services. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. Since 2002, Hurley has been owned by Nike, Inc. The Company founded by Bob Hurley, who is a seasoned veteran in the surfing community, began his career in business with Hurley Surfboards in 1978. After abundant success with the surfboard company, he acquired the Billabong USA license and helped Billabong take hold of a huge market share in the United States retail space. Billabong USA ended up generating over $60 million in 1997 with the help of Bob Hurley at the helm of surfwear. In 1998, Bob Hurley decided not to continue his partnership with Billabong and launched Hurley international as a clothing brand for men, women and children.