The motivation to start the SOVRN Republic Brand came as a direct result of a six month long study abroad trip on the island of Bali, Indonesia during the year 2012 when company founder David Elliott and two best friends used every 4-day weekend, Hindu holiday, and accumulated "sick days" from class at the local university to get off the more developed Island and explore the rest of the country. During this time bouncing around to more than 15 islands, we met some really incredible people from all walks of life, the community of people that shared in our addiction to the surf travel drug. After living on a remote beautiful island off the power grid for an extended period of time, you really get to know the people that you are staying with. After returning to the United States and completing his degree in Entrepreneurship at SDSU, David had come to the realization that most of the "major brands" in the industry were no longer focusing exclusively on the needs of their core demographic, the community that we met on those remote islands in the Indian Ocean. Officially launched in 2014, the SOVRN Republic Brand was born to fill this gap and provide the premium products and the attention this community deserves. SOVRN Republic is a premium action lifestyle brand with a concentration on innovative product design for the community of people who are passionate about exploring our planet. We focus our product design criteria with the needs of our core customers at the forefront, keeping functionality the main priority. Our designs are heavily influenced by our roots in surf culture and passion for traveling the world to experience other cultures very different from our own.The name SOVRN Republic is meant to represent this independent community of people around the globe who share in our passion for seeking new experiences abroad. For many of us who surf, the search for a perfect, uncrowded wave remains our constant source of inspiration. For others, adding the stamp of a new location to the passport or a new pin to the global map serves as motivation. The SOVRN Waypoint logo is meant to embody the spirit of this relentless pursuit of the passions that make life worth living.