Rip Curl Wetsuits, are now considered one of the ultimate surfing companies, they started in the late 60's/early 70's in Torquay, Australia by Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer, with an innovative and enthusiastic approach they began by offering a range of surf products for the local market. Then they decided to break into the under developed market for wetsuits and began producing their own range and so Rip Curl wetsuits uk were born and since then have continued to be developed in line with the real needs of real surfers. While the company has grown into an international brand they remain focused on their original beliefs.
The company has a strong environmental ethic and has created the Rip Curl Planet Foundation to further these ideals; it has developed its own environmental projects as well supporting many other projects and organisations in areas such as reef protection and water quality, working with a diverse range of partners such as Surfers Against Sewage and the World Wildlife Foundation.
They have spent a lot of time ensuring it stays in touch with the needs of all surfers and it does this by spending a lot of time testing its products, sponsoring some of the world's top surfers (including Matt Wilkinson, Mick fanning, Gabriel Madina, and Alana Blanchard) but also by trying to keep in touch with its surfing roots and the core of its vision and focus; the Search.
Each Rip Curl Wetsuit is packed full or ground breaking features and new technology. The three time SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) award winning flash bomb is not purely the world’s fastest drying wetsuit, it is now available in a Zip Free format that actually works. At Boardshop we have been testing the zip free wetsuit in both the 3/2mm and 5/3mm version. As expected the 3mm summer wetsuit felt superb and really free without the zip. The biggest surprise however, was the 5mm winter flash bomb wetsuit. It’s the first zip free winter wetsuit we have tried that actually works. Felt just as warm as the front zip version, but with added freedom, especially when paddling. read more