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U.S.-based surf/skate/snowboard apparel company headquartered in Costa Mesa, California; founded in 1991 by Richard Woolcott and Tucker Hall. Volcom started after Woolcott—a talented amatuer competitor who won a gold medal on team USA in the 1988 ISA World Surfing Championships—and Hall decided during a snowboarding trip that their fortunes lay in the action sports business. Woolcott quit his job ...

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