The Origin :
No Bad Days started a long time ago in what was then a small fishing village
at the very end of the Baja Peninsula.
[ aerial shot of Los Cabos San Lucas, Baja Mexico. ]
Tom Sample, an avid saltwater sport
fisherman from Huntington Beach, California was first attracted to Cabo San
Lucas, Mexico for it's world class sportfishing. That was back in the late sixties
when the biggest hotel in town had something like 50 rooms, fast food came
from a wooden cart and beer was 25 cents, US. What kept him coming back
to Cabo was that laid back way of life. It is also what inspired the NO BAD DAYS
brand to come about.
[ Tom on the deck of his Hatteras, Misty6, Cabo 1986. ]
In 1996, starting out with the original No Bad Days palm tree decals, some shirts, caps and
keychains, Tom distributed his No Bad Days products to small mom and pop
gift shops, surf shops in the San Diego and Orange County areas of California.
In early 2000, Tom lost his battle with cancer, leaving the No Bad Days legacy
to his son, Scott Sample.
[ Tom Sample's other sport in Baja - racing dune buggies and dirtbikes. ]
Scott picked up where his father left off, selling apparel and decals to those
same small stores in late 2000. His first company car was a black 1930 DeSoto
3-window Business Coupe. It was his daily driver and was used to deliver his
products locally. That old DeSoto was also used to tow the No Bad Days trailer
to the Kobey's Swapmeet where he sold tees, shirts, hats, decals and test marketed new
products on weekends.
[ Supersized Original Palm Decal on the 1930 DeSoto Coupe. Scott's first delivery vehicle and PR-publicity machine! ]
Seeing the popularity of his brand growing, Scott started his first website in
2001. No Bad Days also made an appearance at trade shows like Magic and
ASR and participated in Fundraisers like the Tuna Challenge for the Make a
Wish Foundation. With the website in place and generating more sales, as
the brand was introduced to a broader audience, it became clear that people
from all walks of life loved what No Bad Days stood for.
No Bad Days has become a mantra for countless people both young and old.
The common thread is a love of life, an adventurous spirit and the ability to
cope with what life throws their way.
As time went on, the Brand has grown, adding a more diverse product line
and forming strategic partnerships through licensing agreements with
companies that are proven leaders in their industries. As you might except,
business continues to grow with no end in sight. We are committed to
continually developing more diverse products that will appeal to a much
broader market. After all, who couldn't embrace our message . . . who
wouldn't want to have NO BAD DAYS . . .
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