There’s nothing like the feel of a fish on the line, the sound of the reel screaming, the sound of the surf crashing or the sensation of the boat rocking hours after you are back on land. Or the sun on your face and the salt on your skin. That’s what we are about, the saltwater fishing, diving, beach, and boat lifestyle…a little breeze, a little sun, a little salt originating from the coast of North Carolina. We encourage you to go get some adventure, escape the daily routine, live your saltwater dreams, satisfy your salt craving.
At Ocean Outpost, we are here to help by providing clothing and products that you won’t find anywhere else. Our designs are unique and are created by us or for us by artists and designers who understand the saltwater lifestyle. Whether you are taking a quick break from your day-to-day routine or heading out for a full-blown adventure, take us with you.
In May of 2012 we were hanging out on the beach on the southern tip of South Bimini, taking it easy after a few days of fishing and diving when the concept for Ocean Outpost was born. We would build a saltwater lifestyle clothing company to promote the concept that adventure is within reach…while giving back to the community and having some fun along the way.
John Flanagan is the founder of Ocean Outpost. His passion for saltwater fishing started at an early age on family fishing trips to the Florida Keys. Growing up in South Florida this passion expanded into a love of all things salty, including diving, boating, water skiing, sailing, and hanging out at the beach. His affinity for the outdoors has been passed on to his sons and co-founders of Ocean Outpost, David and Ben.
During John’s thirty plus years in the business world, he always maintained close contact with the ocean and fishing with frequent trips to the coast of North and South Carolina and to Florida, while creating a successful career in the construction industry. Then in May of 2012 on a trip to Bimini, Bahamas, a plan was hatched, and the decision was made to leave the corporate world and launch Ocean Outpost. We would build a saltwater sports inspired lifestyle clothing company to promote the concept that adventure is within reach…while giving back to the community and having some fun along the way.
When not travelling for Ocean Outpost, John lives in Oriental, North Carolina with his wife, Vonda and pound mix, Roscoe. John can be reached via email at John@oceanoutpost.com or by phone at 704 965-0290.