Matthieu Lefin, Rip Curl Europe President, said:
“Since the first time we met with The Wave team, we felt immediately that it was going to be a great partnership. Both companies are willing to go beyond the boundaries of conventional thinking and practice – it’s a perfect way for Rip Curl to push the ‘Search’ even further forward!”
Rip Curl will also be offering a complete collection of apparel and hardware in the surf store at The Wave. This will include its new organic range, Salt Water Culture, which covers men and boys and is a global initiative to use organic cotton and recycled yarns across all the products. The women’s range will also include innovations such as Econyl in the swimwear, which is made from regenerated nylon yarns. There will be a dedicated wetsuit area, offering a comprehensive range of wetsuits to cater for all, from our top-end Flashbomb Heatseeker to our entry level Omega wetsuit.
As the Ultimate Surfing Company, Rip Curl supports an international team of riders, including two-time World Surf League (WSL) world champion Gabriel Medina, three-time WSL world champ Mick Fanning and two-time Ladies WSL world champ Tyler Wright. It also supports UK crew, including Britons Ellie Turner, Harry de Roth, Seth Morris and some up and coming juniors. The high-performance training opportunity that The Wave will offeris something that really appeals to the elite ridersand some of the world’s bestsurfers will be dropping into Bristol soon!
Sean Harris, UK & Ireland Country Sales Manager, sums up:
“Rip Curl are stoked to be teaming up with The Wave, and supporting their project to bring the latest Cove Wavegarden Cove technology to the UK. The vision, passion and dedication of the team involved is inspiring to see and Rip Curl looks forward to developing a strong and long lasting partnership with The Wave.
“It’s an exciting time for us, marking 50 years in the industry, and an incredible time for surfing with the 2020 Olympics on the horizon and massive developments in wave-making technology and inland surfing. Our elite team can’t wait to try out The Wave and we can’t wait to welcome your visitors to Europe’s newest surf destination!
For more information on The Wave visit thewave.com. For more information on Rip Curl visit ripcurl.com