Started by two surfer mates, Brian “Sing Ding” Singer and Doug “Claw” Warbrick, in a quiet Victorian coastal town in 1969, Rip Curl was originally created as the vehicle for a great lifestyle – Brian and Claw making surfboards to pay for their passion for adventure in the oceans and mountains of the world.
Over the 28 years since it began, Rip Curl has grown to be an international manufacturer of surfboards, wetsuits, surfwear, watches, surf accessories and mountainwear – a source of truly functional products for anybody on The Search for the perfect wave or the perfect powder snow covered terrain.
Created to support Singer and Warbrick’s active lifestyles, Rip Curl also now does the same for hundreds of employees around the globe who are actively encouraged to mix work with their ocean and mountain passions.
Rip Curl is not alone as a company founded by grass roots participants of these sports. There are other companies around the world who have similar goals and aspirations, similar histories of involvement with the spirit of adventure among surfers, riders and skiers.
And yet there is only one Rip Curl.
Only one company coloured with that fine madness that is almost indefinable. That fine madness you tend to associate with the piercing hoot of stoke you might emit on emerging from a life-or-death barrel or chute, your spirit soaring.