Rip Curl is a company Australian of clothing , accessories and equipment surfing , founded by two surfers Torquay (Australia) (near Geelong ) that began modestly by making their own wetsuits in their garden. The company is still based in Torquay and its European subsidiary is located in Soorts-Hossegor, France .
Rip Curl is now one of the leading brands in the world of surfing and sponsors a large number of professional surfers and competitions like the Rip Curl Pro.
Rip Curl Europe is the European subsidiary, created in 1983, by Fred Basse and François Payot.
Rip Curl is now present in several areas of sliding sports, including skateboarding, ski freestyle, snowboarding and wakeboarding.