It all began for Rip Curl back in 1969, at a town called Torquay close to Bells Beach, when a couple of surfers by the names of Brian Singer and Doug Warbrick started making surfboards out of a garage. Before the end of the year, and with the help of Alan Green, they were making wetsuits too. Back then they could never have known that their long john wetsuits were the starting point for developing cutting-edge surfing wetsuits for riding the coldest waves on the planet…
Since then, Rip Curl have grown into one of the leading surfing wetsuit innovators on the planet, with an unrivaled roster of pro surfers putting each new design through its paces. Guys likes Mick Fanning, Gabriel Medina and Mason Ho, and girls like Tyler Wright, Nikki Van Dijk, and Alana Blanchard, all helping to tweak performance to perfection. With the their FlashBomb wetsuit, Rip Curl won the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Wetsuit of the Year Award for three consecutive years, from 2011 to 2013.
The latest version of their award-winning wetsuit, thedoes it all! It balances the properties that are most important for surfers, maximizing stretch and flexibility, cutting down as much bulk as humanly possibly, and keeping things super lightweight. It features premium E5 Flash Lining, which helps to give the wetsuit a lower profile and speeds up the drying time. The E5 stress point taping used is also the most advanced seam sealing method ever used by Rip Curl. Oh, and it’s Zip Free too!
Billed as the stretchiest of all the wetsuits provided by Rip Curl, thehas been created with maximum flexibility in mind. It’s constructed entirely out of super stretch E4 neoprene, while seams and taping has been kept to an absolute minimum. It also uses Rip Curl’s Zip Free entry system which cuts down on the extra weight of a zip and stitching. It’s a performance surfing wetsuits through and through, ideal for surfers who favor flexibility more than anything.
Rip Curl have managed to create a high-performance, warm, and durable surfing wetsuit with the, which offers great value for any surfer. Lightweight and high stretch E4 neoprene is used in the arms for unrestricted paddling, while Freeflex neoprene is used in the body to keep your core toasty. The classic back zip is made from blue steel, industrial strength and protected against rust. This is all topped off with glued and blind stitched seams enforced with stress point tape.
The newest wetsuit to come out of the Rip Curl lab, thebuilds on the success of the original FlashBomb, boosting its cold water performance for wave riders who take on sub-zero surf. E5 Flash Lining is used throughout 100% of the wetsuit, funneling water out to keep things warm inside. It’s Zip Free, so getting in and out of the wetsuit is simpler than ever. A feature not seen on other Rip Curl wetsuits is the 3/4 Aquaban Plus taping, used to completely seal the seams for a watertight finish.
We’ve got the entire range of, in all sizes for men, women, and groms, so take a look and pick out the one that’s right for you!