Rip Curl is a major Australia manufacturer and retailer of boardwear.
The company was founded in 1969 by Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer in Torquay, Victoria, Australia and initially produced surfboard. In 1970, they decided to begin production of wetsuit, with emphasis on transforming diving technology into a wetsuit suitable for surfing. Rip Curl has become one of the largest board wear brands in Australia, Europe and South America and is also active in North America.
The name "Rip Curl" was taken from a vee-bottom surfboard that cofounder Warbrick bought in 1968, upon which he'd written "Rip Curl Hot Dog." The words didn't mean anything, he later admitted. "Except ripping was groovy; surfing the curl was groovy; we wanted to be groovy . so that was it."
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