Pro-Lite started as a premiere surf travel bag company and as the first bag manufacturer to make travel grade surfboard bags in the United States. Two traveling surfers, Bill Hapgood and Dave Neilson, were working for a major airline traveling the world when they realized one key ingredient necessary to continue their journey: they needed to protect their surfboards. Through the 80's, Pro-Lite's reputation as a quality travel bag manufacturer grew and surfers from the United States and around the world looked to Pro-Lite to provide them with the gear to get their surfboards to their destination safely. Through the 90's, Pro-Lite expanded its product offering to include a full line of bags for day use as well as leashes, traction pads and racks. This put Pro-Lite in a position to be the go to brand for any products used to enhance your surfing experience. The evolution of Pro-Lite continues today with a renewed energy and vision to design and manufacture the best surfing accessories in the world. Pro-Lite’s key focus is quality and innovation. Pro-Lite is first and foremost a travel company and will continue to make products that are designed for travel.