Gwapitos Apparel is a lifestyle brand that promotes spreading positive vibes as a way of living. Founded by Gianni Grifoni back in 2016 with the purpose of raising funds to support one of the best surfers in the island, Marama Tokong, Gwapitos gave birth to a brand that encourages people to embrace their passion and to always answer the call for adventure. From surfing to skateboarding and motorbike riding, the pursuit of stoke and adrenaline rush is real.
One fact about Gwapitos: It is choosing to see the bright side of things. It is a way of living.
Call them kooks, misfits, rebels, adrenaline junkies — doesn’t matter. All that matters is living in the moment, keeping our playground clean and sharing the stoke to those who dare pursue it.
As a local brand, Gwapitos is at the forefront of supporting the locals and the artists, as well as promoting sustainability and preservation of the environment through our movements, projects and products.
Its headquarters is located in Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant in General Luna, Siargao Island, the surfing capital of the Philippines. Other partner shops are located in FatLips Siargao, Kermit Manila and San Juan Surf Resort in La Union.