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Sex: male
Type of clothing: long sleeve t-shirt
When it was popular: late 70's to early 80's
Description: These were popular in Southern Ca. VERY POPULAR. Basically worn by guys. Associated with the surfer culture, but were considered cool whether you surfed or not.
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elmuan - June 21, 2008 - Report this comment
In 1983 I was in 11th grade and I loved the long sleeve Lightining Bolt surfer shirts. For some reason I cannot find anything about this brand on the web?
stacey - August 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I was brought to this site while looking for an old Lighting Bolt clutch purse, I"ve looked on e-bay and all over the net. These brands were such a part of my life while growing up in FL. I had blue lightning Bolt flip flops! Some of this still has to be around.
John R. - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I grue up all over Los Angeles and the beach was all part of growing up I did not live at the beach but when I was a kid I can remember the entire family mom, grand parents, uncles, aunts, and friends going to the beach. And I also remember the most populer So. Califonia clothing for the grade school kids all the way to the old surfers from way back was Op and Lighting Bolt I can remember as a teen us boy/youn men was able to where half shirts and not worry about being called sissy's it was the in thing it was cool to where Lighting Bolt shorts, pants and a OP half shirt or visa versa Oh! I miss the good old dasy I like the advancement we have mad in technoligy as well but thoes was some of the best days in all of time I hope Iam not the only persone that feels this way where did the 80"s go lol thay turned into the 90's that is time thoe it dont stand still but please somebody bring back hang ten/ OP/ and Lightning Bolt Please lol
Mikey - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Yay! I'm not the only person looking for Lightning Bolt clothing. My whole wardrobe consisted of Lightning Bolt, OP nad Hang Ten. Oh yeah and a pair of whit Nike with the powder blue swoosh. I miss my two-tone pants and shorts...I still have a Lightning Bolt keychain from 1982. Wish I still had the silver necklace! Can't find anything on the company anywhere on the net, shame. I see that Walmart has brought OP back to life.
Bobsyeruncle - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have one of my Lighting Bolt longsleeves with the bolts on the arms. I must have got it when I was 12 in about 83. It's too small for me, but fits my girlfriend well. She always gets comments when she wears it. Funny cause she was born in 83.
llcoolrobb - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
i can't believe lightning bolt clothing is not still around! ocean pacific is still going strong,i think i will have to start making lightning bolt clothing myself,and sell it online,if anyone else would be interested! http://thrasherskateboarderinggear.blogspot.com
pkbzz - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
don't forget starbolt, stubbies, and fluid visions. Im talking boardshorts, walkingshorts, pants, classic t's, longsleeve, and logo'd t's thank goodness mr. zoggs is still around.
andrew - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
lighting bolt is in again again! see site! my sister sells it. nuttyrice.com
Jeff - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the coolest tan cordoroy pair of lightning Bolt pants in 1978. Loved them. Years later I discovered them in a closet - They had the hugest bell bottoms! Hahah. Anyway, they were still cool.
Tony cornwall uk - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Rory Russell may be reviving the brand in 2010.
joe cali - March 19, 2010 - Report this comment
the company is coming back for sure, u can buy some items online now,
Susan - April 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my lightning bolt clutch purse from the early 80's. I have held on to that thing for a loooooooong time. I'm looking for the old vintage rainbow flip flops.
Eduardo - May 06, 2011 - Report this comment
My name is Eduardo. I am from Brazil. In the 80'years I was young and I used to use T-Shirt like Ocean Pacific (OP), Lightning Bolt and also Town & Country. Designers was super, but I can't find this brand anymore and would be appreciate if it could back again.
JRL - December 08, 2011 - Report this comment
God, I can still remember wearing my Lightning Bolt Beach Patrol shirt at Boy Scout camp. It was white, and the design was the ubiquitous hot pink and electric blue of the eighties, with black outlines.
Gerardo - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi, i`m a big fan of this brand, i have some Op shirts in a frame and some others ready to use, i want to know the names of the Op designers,who did the grapics for the shirts, can some body help? thanks
Bill king - March 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I still have my lightning bolt 6' 2" single fin surfboard since 81' kept it pristine cond. white with double overlapping red and blue bolt and signed by Lopez but heard shapers at LB signed his name Bought a bunch of LB t shirts stickers and rash guard in Maui shop 2007 before it closed. Miss those bolt slippers passed up a chance to buy a pair on ebay for $40! Bolt is alive again, Pure Juice !

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