In 1989, brothers and longtime surfers Doug and Drew Littlemore of La Jolla, California, launched Headhunter. "We were working as lifeguards/boatmen on Tavarua (Fiji's legendary surf resort) and spending every day in the water, just getting beat by the sun," says Drew "The products at the time weren't up to the task of all-day sessions in the tropical sun. They just wouldn't stay on and we figured that was the key. There are plenty of products with the same effective ingredients, but what was the point if they washed off as soon as you went in the water.
So we built the world's first surfing sunscreen product.
With input from fellow lifeguards/boatmen and resort guests, we created the bullet-proof 'Original' formula. According to Doug, "The Original looked like foundation makeup, but once you put it on, it wasn't going anywhere." Built around FDA-approved UVA and UVB filters, that Original formula is still one of our best sellers.
We have since expanded our line of products to meet the varied needs of the hardcore water enthusiast. With constant input from pro surfers, lifeguards, and surf schools, we are always looking for ways to deliver the best technology on the market.
See you in the water,
Douglas & Drew.