Trusted By Surfers since 79, Ocean and Earth produce the world’s largest range of surf accessories to inspire SURF TRAVEL STOKE. Independently owned and run by surfers for surfers.
Ocean and Earth is an Australian Surf Accessories company founded by Brain Cregan in 1979 at Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of NSW, Australia.
A professional surfer from Sussex Inlet, Brian wanted to support his surfing and travel lifestyle. Rather than get a normal job, he registered the name Ocean and Earth and started producing and selling his first product, a surfboard leash.
“I won a leggie in a surf comp and it broke, I thought I could easily make something better, and that’s where it all began.” Brian was already a qualified carpenter and making skateboards and working enough to fund his budding professional surfing career, which led to him finishing 39th in the World in 1978.
Ocean and Earth was cultivated in various Sussex Inlet garages, taking a more gargantuan leap in 1978 in South Africa, when Brian was introduced to the possibilities of urethane for a surfboard leash by good friend and former World Surfing Champion Shaun Tomson. “I knew that was the future, so I brought one back, sourced the materials and went from there.”
Now regarded as the world leaders in surfboard leashes and accessories, Brian recounts the fledgling days of Ocean and Earth with glee. The genius of making Surf Accessories that supplies bricks and mortar surf stores is that, in general, people buy leg ropes where there’s quality surf. Meaning the business/pleasure trips (before things got more serious) were perfectly blended. “Ah Indo, Fiji,” Brian recalls. “We went to Tahiti to open a couple of accounts, so it would’ve been rude not to check out the surf. And it was cranking.” Brian goes on to say that the relationships forged with bricks and mortar retailers is crucial to Ocean and Earth’s longevity.
Today Ocean and Earth is a world leading Surf Accessories company still based out of Sussex Inlet and selling globally to over 25 countries. With the largest range of premium surf accessories in the world, Ocean and Earth is proudly still Independently owned and run by surfers for surfers.
“We are committed to protecting our Ocean and Earth and keeping the planet pumping for generations to come”.