Surfwear maker Quiksilver Inc has posted a 23 per cent jump in second quarter consolidated net income to $27.8 million, up from $22.6m in the same period last year.

The California-based company also reported higher consolidated revenues of $322.6m for the period, up 23 per cent from $262.2m in the previous second quarter.

According to CEO Robert McKnight, the improved results represented the company's tenth consecutive quarter of out-performance.

"Our brands continue to reach new levels of recognition and acceptance, our operational efficiency continues to improve, and our strategic position has never been stronger," McKnight said.

"Despite the challenging character of the global apparel market, we are prospering and expect to continue to do so as we move forward."

Quiksilver produces apparel and footwear under a variety of brands including Roxy, DC Shoes and Radio Fiji, as well as its namesake label.