Zonguie is an American company based in San Diego, California. It manufactures surf wear and accessories for extreme sports, including skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, MMA, and motocross. The company was founded in 2005 by Heriberto Cordero. Mr. Cordero was born on the Caribbean in the island of Puerto Rico and received his BA in accounting from Inter American University.
Zonguie has always embodied the casual and committed attitude of extreme sports. The company started in 2005. Its original designs are inspired by big waves and beautiful beaches across the globe. Zonguie is all about action sports. Our team represents our attitude, self confidence, reckless acceptance of any challenge from the beach to the skate park to the cage.
In 2005, Heriberto Cordero set off on a Caribbean trip to visit his family and surf the best waves in Puerto Rico. One week after he caught the best wave of his life, he came up with the idea of starting a riding company based around the sports he enjoyed. With an initial $2000 he started the process and a new obsession was born. After a decade of working as a sales rep and marketing director for a surf wear company, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and years of experience in the industry Heriberto decided that he had enough experience to run a successful company that represented his lifestyle. After a lot of thought, he came up with a logo but still was missing the name. He then remembered the nickname that his dad gave him and all his friends knew him by: Zonguie. From that moment the brand was born. For the first year, Heriberto traveled around the world on surf trips with friends riding whatever they could. He knew that the best way to make Zonguie work would be with good marketing. So he decided to use all the film from the trips in making a movie where he and his friends wore the clothes on camera providing exposure for the logo and the brand. He contacted a TV show and they were so impressed that they offered him a job filming and doing interviews for the show. The movie was shown on TV in the USA, South America, Caribbean and Europe.
Heriberto knew he had an amazing product, and he wanted to distinguish his brand from others. The only way to be different from others is to show what’s really in your heart, follow your dreams, take changes and live your life the way that you want to live it. Today Zonguie is stronger than ever with stores around the world carrying the brand and with our team riders pushing the limits. If you posses a free spirit and a fearless attitude, Zonguie is the way to represent your passion. Our surf wear and accessories are sold globally. It's the company that represents a true passion for extreme sports.