Welcome to the Great Venture Surf Co blog (or GVSCO to our friends). We wanted to share with you a little bit about our story and what we have set out to do.
GVSCO. was born in the summer of 2013 and is the creation of founder Mr Gus Warriner. Gus was moving towards graduating from University and wanted to create a business that would enable him to keep traveling, exploring and living life to the fullest whilst inspiring others to do the same. GVS Co. is an embodiment of this desire, taking inspiration from all around the world and creating a community of ‘creatives by the sea’ that promotes artistry and creativity that seamlessly blends into the coastal environment.
In early 2015 GVSCO. hit a growth spurt when the management team expanded and gained the one, the only – Mr Alec Warriner. Now together with our shared passion we form a collective, with varied experiences and skills that we feel enable us to create an exciting brand and community that is driving towards something great where ‘creatives by the sea’ can share the work they are passionate about.
We want GVS Co. to be a brand that lives and breathes our lifestyle and one that we believe, millions around the world share. The spirit behind this lifestyle and GVS Co. is one of pure unadulterated adventure, an animated mosaic of the love for the sun, sea, surf and community. Building a hub where like minded people can turn and be inspired by the workings of other amazing visionaries.
We aim to promote talent, creativity and the ability to dream big. Encouraging involvement with us to make GVS Co. an ever evolving entity, and a welcomed break form the monopolising word we share. We want to share our lifestyle, our brand and all that this involves with you.
We are a ‘community making waves’.
So dive in, enjoy and share in the adventure!
The founding Fathers!
Gus Warriner is the laid back, long haired founder of Great Venture Surf Co (GVS Co.) The GVS Co. adventure started with Gus on the south coast of England where he was studying Adventure Education at University. Amongst the piles of dirty laundry and surf gear, Gus felt the real world calling and decided that he rather fancied continuing his adventurous lifestyle and dreamt of the best way to make it a reality. Coupling his creative personality and love for surfing and the outdoors Gus created GVS Co. as a surf and lifestyle brand that brought all the best bits of his life and the sense of adventure into one brand.
A year down the line Gus recruited the help of older brother Alec. (As seen bellow)
Older brother Alec Warriner is the final member of our fun, sea and sun group. Alec teamed up with younger brother G and Nicole in the glistening hope of one day having a company where he could lead from the front with a hugely impressive beard. True story. Like his compatriots Alec’s creativity is what cemented the idea of ‘yeah let’s do this’. A love for everything inspiring, from music and art to sport and adventure put in motion the sense of wanting to create a brand and lifestyle that represented this. Alec’s working background is again in media, advertising in fact – so combining his knowledge of great campaigns and product he completes the team at GVS Co.