The Ultimate Surfing Company – Always Searching
Rip Curl the company for all crew inspired by The Search.
The Search began in March of 1969, two surfing friends, known as “Claw” and “Sing Ding”, decided to begin making surfboards together and just like that Rip Curl was born. By December of ’69 another local friend, Greeny, joined the shaping duo and they started making wetsuits as well.
Change was rampant back then and in April 1970, Greeny left to do his own thing and formed Quiksilver, originally the boys had a share in both companies. Eventually, the founders realised they all needed to concentrate on one thing, they exchanged shares and did some deals and the rest is history.