Island Bum™.. The Story, The Life, The Saga!

The “Island Bum” Story

Island Bum™ is a lifestyle brand where: Beach Bum meets Island Luxury. We are based on the simple ideals that revolve around the ocean. Its the feeling you get whether you’re beach side or on a remote island where there isn't a worry in the world.

Here at Island Bum™ we like to have fun, but we are also based on the morals of giving back to keep the natural beauty of the ocean as untouched as when we left it. We strive to use the most natural, luxury materials and fabrics to provide you with the best product at a quality price. 

Are you in the Island Bum state of mind? Get Your Beach On™ and follow us on all social media #islandbum for news and updates on how you can get more involved. If you see us on the beach or out at an event, come say hi as we love a good story.


“Tiki Joe"™ 


Meet “Tiki Joe”… Tiki Joe™ is the name of the lad relaxing under the palm tree. He is part of Island Bum’s logo and what Tyler considers his alter ego. The inspiration for Tiki Joe started when Tyler was sitting in his cubicle staring at the blank walls and day dreaming of being near the water – being Tiki Joe!  Tiki Joe is the ‘Island Bum’ many of us strive to be in our daily lives while we are day dreaming of being by the ocean, and having no worries. It is the part of where we mentally put ourselves in the most beautiful place in the world; where we are happiest and most content with life.


Island Bum Founder - Tyler Carpenter

Island Bum™ was founded by a guy named Tyler Carpenter. He grew up on the water, spending every weekend he could at his grandfather’s lake cottage in Indiana going boating, tubing, skiing, wakeboarding and fishing. While he grew up loving the water his thirst wasn’t fully quenched until he moved to Australia in 2006 for a study abroad program. While he was on a weekend trip to the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns) he visited the top of Fitzroy Island and had a clear moment of truth where he realized life by the ocean was not just a love but an obsession. While dabbling back and forth in the next few years visiting as many tropical locations around the world as he could, his dream to be a true Island Bum turned into a reality when he moved to Florida in 2012. And it was here that the Island Bum brand was born.


As the brand continues to grow, so does the Island Bum family. Local boaters, fishermen, sailors, divers, and beach goers alike are living the Island Bum lifestyle. Whether you are out diving, boating, fishing, sailing, or just sitting at work reminiscing about that one vacation where all your stress melted away, then you are in the Island Bum state of mind.

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