Ultimate Surfing Company

Rip Curl is a company for, and about, the crew on The Search. The products we make, the events we run, the riders we support and the people we reach globally, are all part of the Search that Rip Curl is on.

The Search is the driving force behind our progress and vision. When crew are chasing uncharted reefs, untracked powder or unridden rails, we want to arm them with the best equipment they’ll need. No matter where your travels lead you, we'll have you covered. We've been the market leaders in surfing wetsuits for over 30 years, and our ultimate stretch neoprene and zip-free entry technologies have set the standard for wetsuits of the future. The Curl's watch technology is more advanced than one ever thought possible. With a quick glance at your wrist our tide watches let you know what the tide is doing and our revolutionary SearchGPS watch let's you track every surf and every ride. Our mountainwear is designed to give the rider ultimate amounts of freedom, while keeping them warm, comfortable and stylish on the snow.

Rip Curl will continue to stick by the grass roots that helped make us the market leader in surfing, but we'll also charge on into the future and push riding to a new level. We know what we are doing and we will be around for a long time.
Rip Curl, the Ultimate Surfing Company...



In The Beginning

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The Name 'Rip Curl'

Spreading 'The Search'

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The Rip Curl Pro

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Going International

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Rip Curl Planet

Rip Curl Planet is about giving back. It’s about taking the joy we get from the ocean as surfers, and turning it into momentum to help keep that same ocean healthy and clean for years to come.

“As surfers, we feel first hand the immediate effects of pollution. We see rampant development on our coasts, we see the effects of a runaway consumer lifestyle and the general disregard for the future of the ecosystem as a whole.” – Tom Curren, Rip Curl Team Rider

And Tom is right. When we’re in the lineup in remote Indonesia and a plastic bag floats past us, when we see sewage draining directly into the ocean in Southern California, when we see kids leaving their plastic containers on the beach all over the world – as surfers, these are constant reminders that we need to do everything we can to help reverse the effects of the consumer lifestyle we live in.From Project New Caledonia, where RCP gave $121,000 USD to an installation project of eco-mooring anchors to help protect the reef, to the Project Our Waves program in the UK, to a sustainable management program in the Rangiroa lagoons of French Polynesia, all the way down to the basics of beach clean-ups and Planet Days – Rip Curl Planet’s goal is simple. Push our crew and our customers towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and help restore our planet in the process.At Rip Curl, we have a strong determination to be environmentally responsible and encourage our crew to participate in achieving this.

"I hope my kids will have a rich surfing life, unhindered by the effects of pollution" - Tom Curren

Rip Curl Planet. We Surf. We Care.

Social Compliance

Rip Curl is a surfing company founded in 1969 by two surfers Brian Singer and Doug Warbrick. Almost 50 years on, they remain as Founder / Directors of the company today and have a strong belief in fair play and consistent business practice.