Oh, the Olentangy River! Known as the most fickle surfing spot on the tour, the river lived up to its reputation during the 1985 Olentangy River Masters Surfing Classic. Churning the gnarliest whitecaps in Ohio history due to back-to-back floods, organizers feared the competition would have to be cancelled. However, after a rowdy protest from competitors and fans alike, it was on.
Heat after heat, surfers got worked over, and only three were able to post scores. That was until Taj Pilson. Braving the swells and landing a kamikaze all the way to the muddy shore, he swept up the most rugged title in Surf Ohio history. Pay homage to the outrageous Surf Ohio performance with this super-soft tee, specially dyed and washed for that vintage feel. Shred away!
Those aren’t sunspots in your eyes: Surf Ohio just got radder…Wait—is it more rad?
Whatever. With HOMAGE, Surf Ohio and tie-dye, you’ve got the best of all worlds.
Made in the U.S. of A. and dyed in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio, each tee has been uniquely washed in softeners to make it feel like you’ve been wearing it for years. Continue the Surf Ohio legacy Ron Kaplan created more than 35 years ago with this tubular tee.
More than 35 years later and the surfing world is still buzzing about the legendary 1978 Hocking River Masters Surfing Classic. Steve “Shore Thing” Yando went into the final heat needing to score a 9.2 average to become the first three-time winner of the Classic, but the river was calm as a night in the hills.
Shore Thing Yando and leader Ricky Cruz spent nearly the entire heat sitting on their boards staring at one another. But with just over a minute left, the day’s best set of waves hit, and Shore Thing nailed two heavies to eclipse Cruz, take the title and write his name in the history books. Pay homage to the most epic comeback in Surf Ohio history with this super-soft tank top, featuring the event’s original artwork. Cowabunga!
For when your flippers aren’t rocking the surfboard leash, we got the next best thing: an ultra comfortable pair of Surf Ohio athletic socks. You may not be in the middle of a mondo set, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be living the wave life down to your toes!
Surfing is the sport, and Ohio is the playground. This tee is a new take on the old favorite. And because each Ohio wave is unique, we silkscreened these with a tubular, natural gradient so that no two tees are exactly alike. Grab the shirt, and wax up the board for another season of ripping!
The waves are rippin’ and so are the saucers. Return the Frisbee® Disc to its natural habitat and upstage fellow sand squad-ers with this summer staple, sure to hang ten through the gnarliest of the elements.
Many years ago, Surf Ohio founder Ron Kaplan had the opportunity to ask famed Czechoslovakian cosmonaut and member of the European Parliament, Vladimir Remek, if he would share the keys to his many accomplishments and abundant happiness. Despite the language barrier, he never forgot the profound, insightful reply of this international space hero.
“Kolda beer. Vorm vimmen.”
Now, as much as 50% of Vladimir’s formula for success can be within your grasp with the new Surf Ohio koozie from HOMAGE, crafted from the same type of innovative, insulating foam that was probably used somewhere on the Russian Soyuz rocket that blasted Vladimir to space-age stardom in 1978 – the same year Surf Ohio was born. Printed with Surf Ohio on two sides, this attractive koozie will keep your beverage chillin’ while you take care of that other 50%. Salut!