The Rip Curl story
Notesxi, 382 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimilies.
Cover subtitle: 50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride Contents include: Threading the needle : a pre-history -- Ripping the curl : 1969-174 -- On the move : 1975-1979 -- Fluoro and flamboyance : 1980-1994 -- Boom and bust : 1985-1989 -- The birth of the search : 1990-1994 -- Growing pains : 1995-1999 -- Salts and suits : 2000-2004 -- the world-champ factory : 2005-2009 -- The ultimate surfing company : 2010-2014 -- The search never ends : 2015-
Summary: The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers - Doug 'Claw' Warbrick and Brian Singer - who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride. The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late '60s. Rip Curl's mantra became 'the Search'- the pursuit of new waves on distant shores, new thrills - skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing - and better equipment to elevate the experience. Along the way they supported the careers of many of the world's great surfers - from Midget Farrelly to Michael Peterson, Tom Curren to Damien Hardman, Pam Burridge to Stephanie Gilmore, and of course Tyler Wright and Mick Fanning. (From publisher)
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