Cotton Beach Tees

Your favorite Gecko 100% Ring-spun cotton beach tees
Gecko Hangloose Black Tee
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hangloose Black Tee
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)

Gecko Hang Loose Black (GLOW In The Dark!)

Regular price $24.95
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29 in stock

The OG Gecko Hand Drawn Tee

(With our 2021 New Crazy Glow Ink!)

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton (It's Totally Soft AF!)

Currently Limited Edition Glow In The Dark!

This is the FIRST EVER glow in the dark edition of "Hang Loose" -- or of ANY Gecko Hawaii shirt... EVER! We released the first batch of this classic as GITD in early June and it sold out in 48 hours! We decided to give it another go.. but it may not last long, so get it while you can! (Or buy a back-up if you got it the first time around!)

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Gecko Surfboards Black

Gecko Surfboards Black

Regular price $24.95
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54 in stock

Originally Printed in 1988!

Surf Style Tees available in Black

Back Print With Gecko Logo On Front

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Retro 90s Gecko Beach Surf Tee - Black
Gecko Beach Tee Black
Retro 90s Gecko Beach Surf Tee - Black
Gecko Beach Tee Black

Gecko Beach Tee Black

Regular price $24.95
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20 in stock

Gecko Beach T - Black

100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton. Soft AF

History of Gecko Beach

Original Release Year:  "Gecko Beach" was released in 1989 and was a staple in Gecko's shirt line for years.

The Story of Gecko Beach: A major seller at surf shops, Nordstroms, Macy's and more -- we ran different versions of Gecko Beach for over 10 years, as it was one of our best sellers. The design itself was hand-drawn -- and it's one of the things that really makes the original Gecko Designs so different. We honestly believe that through the process hand drawing the art (versus creating it digitally on a computer in a few hours) the small imperfections, which helped to capture the soul of the art. The hand drawn element captures "The Soul" of the artist. 

Back then, the artist would go surfing, draw a little, smoke a little, surf a little, draw a little -- and wind up with their final sketch. The process would take over a week. Then, the artist would send the design via FedEx (the days before email). Gecko HQ 2 in California would receive the art, potentially make some notes or recommendations (changes to colors, etc) over the phone, and then Fed-Ex it back to the artist, where they would surf a little, draw a little, etc. -- then send it back with the changes made. 

Gecko Beach is one of the Gecko designs that worked on EVERY color shirt. For our first go-around this time, we added it to black, white, grey and denim shirts for an extra "neon-pop!" Gecko Beach went through a 7 flash process, (a classic/retro shirt printing style that is not used often these days, because it is a more expensive printing process -- but it's what gives these shirts an all "new" dimension of color. People are so used to getting shirts "printed on demand" -- that these days we are all used to less quality and less color in order to produce shirts cheaper and faster. Not at Gecko! We spare no expense to make it EXACTLY the way you remember!

Gecko Beach Tee Black

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Gecko Hang Loose Tee White (Glow In The Dark!)
Gecko Hangloose White Tee
Gecko Hang Loose Tee White (Glow In The Dark!)
Gecko Hang Loose Tee White (Glow In The Dark!)
Gecko Hangloose White Tee
Gecko Hang Loose Tee White (Glow In The Dark!)

Gecko Hang Loose Tee White (Glow In The Dark!)

Regular price $24.95
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11 in stock

The OG Gecko Hand Drawn Tee

Using our new 2021 Ultra Glow Ink!

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

The perfect fit, super breathable — a fantastic shirt that helps make men’s arms look stronger, and women’s arms look smaller. 

Gecko Hawaii art on white t-shirts really takes the “pop” of neon colors to the next level! They are also great for tie-dye experiments as they absorb the dye extremely well. 

(Here is a little “Easter Egg” a.k.a hidden secret for you too...

This white version of “Hang Loose“ ALSO Glows In The Dark for a limited time! We only printed 300 white GITD Hang Loose shirts —  and this may be our last batch of white GITD for a long while. We originally only let a few close “Gecko Friends” know about it via email, but now we are “soft releasing” what’s left of those. So, if you’re lucky enough to be reading this description, it means there are still some available! Please note: Now that we are “taking it public” — and letting the world know that the white Hang Loose t-shirt also glows — we will probably be sold out within a few days. It just depends on how many people actually take the time to read this!

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Retro 90s Gecko Beach Surf Tee - White
Gecko Beach Tee White
Retro 90s Gecko Beach Surf Tee - White
Gecko Beach Tee White

Gecko Beach Tee White

Regular price $24.95
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36 in stock

100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton. Soft AF

Gecko Beach Tee White - The colors of this POP LIKE CRAZY! The retro printing style give the shirt a color dimension that almost doesn't exist anymore!

The Story of the Gecko Beach Design: A major seller at surf shops, Nordstroms, Macy's and more -- we ran different versions of Gecko Beach for over 10 years, as it was one of our best sellers. The design itself was hand-drawn -- and it's one of the things that really makes the original Gecko Designs so different. We honestly believe that through the process hand drawing the art (versus creating it digitally on a computer in a few hours) the small imperfections, which helped to capture the soul of the art. The hand drawn element captures "The Soul" of the artist. 

Back then, the artist would go surfing, draw a little, smoke a little, surf a little, draw a little -- and wind up with their final sketch. The process would take over a week. Then, the artist would send the design via FedEx (the days before email). Gecko HQ 2 in California would receive the art, potentially make some notes or recommendations (changes to colors, etc) over the phone, and then Fed-Ex it back to the artist, where they would surf a little, draw a little, etc. -- then send it back with the changes made. 

Gecko Beach is one of the Gecko designs that worked on EVERY color shirt. For our first go-around this time, we added it to black, white, grey and denim shirts for an extra "neon-pop!" Gecko Beach went through a 7 flash process, (a classic/retro shirt printing style that is not used often these days, because it is a more expensive printing process -- but it's what gives these shirts an all "new" dimension of color. People are so used to getting shirts "printed on demand" -- that these days we are all used to less quality and less color in order to produce shirts cheaper and faster. Not at Gecko! We spare no expense to make it EXACTLY the way you remember!

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Surfboards White

Gecko Surfboards White

Regular price $24.95
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39 in stock

Surf Style Tees available in White

Back Print With Gecko Logo On Front

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee
Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee

Gecko Bones Glow In The Dark Short Sleeve Black Tee

Regular price $24.95
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The OG Gecko Hang Loose - In a very RARE bright blood red for Halloween! 

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Beach Tee (It's Totally Soft AF!

When the lights go out, the gecko's bones glow in the dark!

Blacklight Reactive for a Glow in the Dark X-Ray Look! 

Pairs perfectly with a pair of Retro Jordans!

Red Front Pocket Logo!

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Retro 90s Gecko Beach Surf Tee - Grey

Gecko Beach Tee Grey

Regular price $24.95
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20 in stock

100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton. Soft AF

Gecko Beach Tee Grey

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Gecko Wrap Tee
Gecko Wrap Tee
Gecko Wrap Tee
Gecko Wrap Tee

Gecko Wrap Tee

Regular price $24.95
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10 in stock

This Original print will bring you back to the year 1988. The Art makes wraps around the entire shirt and is sure to turn heads. The art still has Copyright from the parent company Happy Shirts, in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Gecko Blend Black Tee
Gecko Blend Black Tee
Gecko Blend Black Tee
Gecko Blend Black Tee
Gecko Blend Black Tee
Gecko Blend Black Tee

Gecko Blend Black Tee

Regular price $24.95
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Hand Drawn Neon Blend on Black.

Back Print With Front Gecko Logo.

100% Ringspun Cotton. Soft AF!

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Retro Gecko Black t-shirt with green neon broken circle

Broken Circle Tee

Regular price $24.95
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Broken Circle Tee Black Green Puff ink

100% ringspun combed cotton soft af.

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Race Surfboards Grey

Race Surfboards Grey

Regular price $24.95
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3 in stock

Race Surfboards Tee available in Grey

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee
Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee
Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee
Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee
Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee
Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee

Gecko World - Black Long Sleeve Tee

Regular price $29.95
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1 in stock

100% Combed  5.3oz Ring Spun Cotton

Slim Fit, Long Sleeve Beach Tee - Unisex

(Buy up 1 size if your belly is "between" sizes.)

Originally printed in 1989, we brought it back as a limited edition tribute to the great Eddie Van Halen!

100% Original Hand Drawn Artwork (The detail is crazy!)

Original unique front pocket logo design.

Over the years Gecko World quickly became a cult classic...
partly because nowadays, it is REALLY RARE to find.

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Surfari White

Gecko Surfari White

Regular price $24.95
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Gecko Surfari Tee

Back Print With Front Gecko Logo

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee
GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee
GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee
GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee
GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee
GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee

GECKO WORLD - Lemon Freeze Short Sleeve Pigment Tee

Regular price $28.95
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3 in stock

100% Combed  6.1 oz Ring Spun Cotton

Pigment Tee (A heavier, thicker cotton.)

Lemon Freeze color!

Originally printed in 1989, we brought it back as a limited edition tribute to the great Eddie Van Halen!

100% Original Hand Drawn Artwork (The detail is crazy!)

Original unique front pocket logo design.

Over the years Van Gecko quickly became a cult classic...
...partly because people love Van Halen...
partly because people just loved the hand-drawn design...
and partly because nowadays, it is REALLY RARE to find.

We were not planning on remaking this one, but last week when we heard of the passing of Eddie Van Halen, it hit all of us pretty hard...
and we thought we would do something RAD as a tribute.

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Surf Club White Tee

Gecko Surf Club

Regular price $24.95
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8 in stock

Gecko Surf Club Tees and Tanks available in White

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft Af

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Blend White

Gecko Blend White

Regular price $24.95
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5 in stock

Hand Drawn Neon Blend on White

Back Print With Front Gecko Logo

100% Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow

Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Green To Yellow

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Gecko Hawaii X HYPERFLASH "Gecko Time Tunnel" 

EXTREMELY LIMITED! ONLY 50 AVAILABLE.   

3 DIFFERENT SHIRTS TOTAL IN THE COLLECTION RELEASE!

Gecko HYPERFLASH is a homage and retro flashback to the magical "thermochromatic" color-changing apparel of the early 1990's.

Gecko Hawaii HYPERFLASH shirts are heat activated and change color around 80 degrees, which gives it a super rare, "living, breathing, tie dye" feeling. Think of it as "the mood ring" of t-shirts -- but WAAAAAY cooler!

Thermochromatic technology has improved dramatically since the 1990's, but most apparel companies don't make it, because they are afraid to take risks, and it is REALLY expensive to make. However, our fans kept asking since our relaunch, so we made it happen for this SUPER LIMITED collection!

Specs:

1. Gecko HYPERFLASH - Color Changing T-Shirt

2. Time Tunnel - "Double Puffed Ink" Design

Recommendations:

In order to treat the shirt with Thermochromatic pigment technology, the shirts go through a special washing process. They are accurate in sizing, but slightly -- just a tad -- smaller than our usual shirts.  If you are between sizes (in the tummy), we recommend going up a size. 

SURPRISE RELEASE DATE: 10/30/20

1. To be notified of limited releases & contests please sign up (for free) on our mailing list.

2. To be notified about Surprise Gecko X VAULT EXCLUSIVE & Limited Releases, purchase $100 of Gecko products (over the course of a year).

 

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Race Surfboards White

Race Surfboards White

Regular price $24.95
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Race Surfboards Tee available in White

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton Soft AF

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Purple To Pink
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Purple To Pink
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Purple To Pink
Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Purple To Pink

Gecko Time Tunnel HYPERFLASH: Purple To Pink

Regular price $34.95
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Gecko Hawaii X HYPERFLASH "Gecko Time Tunnel" 

EXTREMELY LIMITED! ONLY 50 AVAILABLE.   

3 DIFFERENT SHIRTS TOTAL IN THE COLLECTION RELEASE!

Gecko HYPERFLASH is a homage and retro flashback to the magical "thermochromatic" color-changing apparel of the early 1990's.

Gecko Hawaii HYPERFLASH shirts are heat activated and change color around 80 degrees, which gives it a super rare, "living, breathing, tie dye" feeling. Think of it as "the mood ring" of t-shirts -- but WAAAAAY cooler!

Thermochromatic technology has improved dramatically since the 1990's, but most apparel companies don't make it, because they are afraid to take risks, and it is REALLY expensive to make. However, our fans kept asking since our relaunch, so we made it happen for this SUPER LIMITED collection!

Specs:

1. Gecko HYPERFLASH - Color Changing T-Shirt

2. Time Tunnel - "Double Puffed Ink" Design

Recommendations:

In order to treat the shirt with Thermochromatic pigment technology, the shirts go through a special washing process. They are accurate in sizing, but slightly -- just a tad -- smaller than our usual shirts.  If you are between sizes (in the tummy), we recommend going up a size. 

SURPRISE RELEASE DATE: 10/29/20

1. To be notified of limited releases & contests please sign up (for free) on our mailing list.

2. To be notified about Surprise Gecko X VAULT EXCLUSIVE & Limited Releases, purchase $100 of Gecko products (over the course of a year).

 

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches

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Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!
Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!

Gecko Surfari Black Tee (Adults) V2: DOUBLE PUFFED INK!

Regular price $24.95
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11 in stock

Gecko Surfari Black Tee

Classic Front Pocket Logo and Surfari Logo Back Printed Tee.

100% Combed Ringspun Cotton. Soft AF!

ABOUT GECKO SURFARI - BLACK, DOUBLE PUFFED-INK

Gecko Surfari is a design that we used early on in our relaunch and it sold out in every color and release that we had. We only re-released Gecko Surfari this time, because it's such an iconic design from the 80s, that we wanted to use it while printing our rare, limited edition, color-changing HYPERFLASH shirts -- but the design looked soooooooo good (better than it ever had before, now that our retro printing system is all tuned up and humming, like it was way back when) that we thought we'd make the nostalgic Gecko Fan's happy with this short sleeve one-off.

WHY THIS PUFFED-INK SHIRT OOZES WITH NOSTALGIA LIKE NON-OTHER

This shirt is "DOUBLE puffed" for the first time ever, which gives it a distinct quality that I personally haven't seen or experienced since 1985, when I was 6 years old --- it is saturated with nostalgia.

When I first saw this new "puffed" reprint of Gecko Safari that Team Gecko assembled -- this sounds crazy -- but I honestly almost started to cry of happiness, because I was struck with memories that I didn't even know I had from long ago. I was blown away!

Specifically there are 2 details about this shirt that personally struck me. The first was the detail in the color on the title "Gecko Safari." The color we used is an accidental corral color -- we didn't do it on purpose, and may not be able to reproduce it again -- the paint just hadn't totally mixed yet -- so, it was a happy accident and it's a rare color that I used to love, but don't see much of on shirts anymore.

The second detail is the depth of the ink around the Gecko's sunglasses. It is so unique and I literally had a flashback to 1st grade! I remembered having shirts with graphics that were so puffed, I would just sit at my desk and stare at the shirt all day and poke at the "3-Dimension" quality, stretching and squishing the ink, wondering "How did they do that?" It brought up all sorts of happy memories about mom and that time of my life that I thought I had forgotten about.  If I was to have known that flash forward 34 years, I'd be working with the ORIGINAL Gecko Hawaii crew, it would have blown my mind!

THE MOST AUTHENTIC 1980s SHIRT MADE IN 2020:

CREATING 27 LAYERS OF DETAILED, QUALITY, RETRO, PUFFED INK, COLOR & DIMENSION

To go deeper into the quality of how this shirt was produced -- we used what we call "The Monster." It's a huge screen printing machine that has over 18 stations. THIS VERSION OF GECKO SURFARI USED 12 STATIONS! Each station layers another layer of ink and is "flashed" -- a process that used high density light to dry each layer in seconds. Nobody does this anymore for several reasons:

1. These machines are expensive.

2. People generally print using a printer and print on demand.

3. Even if a company had one of these machines, they generally don't have hand-drawn artwork that requires so much detail. Plus 12 layers of puffed ink can get EXTREMELY expensive, because it uses a lot of electricity, ink, and takes a couple of people to prep it.

HOW TO PERSONALIZE YOUR PUFFED INK SHIRT TO MAKE IT LOOK VINTAGE

1. This shirt is "Pigment Dyed." Pigment dyed shirts have a unique quality as they are extra colorful and bright to start, but the more you wear them and wash them, the more they begin to fade. If you wear it a lot first before washing it, the fade will happen in the areas you naturally engage with the most. If you wash it after one wear, the fade begins to happen along the stitching of the shirt.

2. These shirts are 100% cotton, so they shrink just a very tiny bit. That causes the ink to move with the fabric... but the ink doesn't shrink, so that is when the puff can raise even higher, or can be "pulled and stretched" and start to crack. The more you crack it, the puffed ink can begin fall and break off, giving it that super vintage look and feel -- the kind that "digitally printed" shirts try to duplicate, but looks super fake vintage.  

3. That being said, Gecko Hawaii uses the top of the line inks, so these shirts won't crack for along time unless you pull and stretch them, or wash them over and over again 10 times in a row after each wear.

What you're left with is probably one of the most authentic mid 1980s puffed-ink reproductions on the market, using an iconic hand drawn design from the 80s, printed with the same machines from the 80s, by the same team from the 80s!

THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM SHIRTS IN THE 1980s IS THAT IT WAS PRINTED IN DECEMBER 2020!  

Sizes

Waist - Volleys Waist - Beach Pants Size - Women's Board Short
Small  28 - 30 inches 23 - 30 inches 25 - 27 inches
Medium  31 - 33 inches 25 - 34 inches 27 - 29 inches
Large  34 - 36 inches 27 - 36 inches 29 - 31 inches
X-Large  37 - 39 inches 29 - 39 inches 31 - 33 inches
XX-Large  40 - 42 inches 31 - 42 inches
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