Ando Rides Futures

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Craig Anderson joins the Futures team, yeeew!

“…to be honest though..I don’t really know much about surfboards and fins, but I know what feels good under my feet so…I usually ride the Machado’s in my shortboards and they feel pretty good and solid…”

Spotlight: Body Glove Wetsuits

Body Glove WetsuitsWe’re proud to announce we have brought Body Glove Wetsuits into our online surf shop and retail stores.  We’re starting with a limited run for now, but look for more in stock in the near future.  If you are looking for something we don’t show in our online store, we may be able to order it from Body Glove and have them ship it out to you the same or next business day.

“In 1953 we invented the first practical wetsuit, which revolutionized surfing and diving. We came up with the phrase “fits like a glove” and Body Glove was born.”

— Bill & Bob Meistrell

We are excited to put these suits to the test in the near future.  Look for product reviews, and previews coming soon.

Back Zip vs Chest Zip: Poll Results

Last month we asked our Facebook Fans, Newsletter Subscribers, and people visiting our Blog a question:

Which zipper type do you prefer in a wetsuit, Back Zip or Chest Zip?

Back Zip vs Chest Zip Poll/SurveyNot surprisingly the amount of people preferring Chest Zip Wetsuits was more than double the people who preferred Back Zips.

Check out #7 in our Misconceptions About Wetsuits article for more on the Back Zip vs Chest Zip debate.

Why do you like the zipper type you like?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Flash Bomb Wins SIMA Award 2 Years Straight

 

Rip Curl Flash Bomb - SIMA Award Winner 2 Years StraightThe Rip Curl Flash Bomb Wetsuit has done it again.  Winning the SIMA Wetsuit of the Year Award for the 2nd year consecutively.  Here’s the press release from Rip Curl, followed by a trailer video for the SIMA Awards that were held a few days ago.

Costa Mesa, CA (February 9, 2013): The Best Just Got Better. Rip Curl’s extremely honored and humbled to win the 2012 SIMA Image Awards’ “Wetsuit of the Year” for the FLASH BOMB for the second consecutive year. The awards took place this past February 7 at The Grove Theater in Anaheim, California.

The award, which aims to recognize the wetsuit that “featured the most exciting design, appeal, or innovation”, was a true credit to the Rip Curl wetsuit department who took the success of the award-winning Flash Bomb and worked diligently to improve it.

Boasting Flash Lining, which wicks water from the interior of the suit within seconds of being exposed to the air, the FLASH BOMB is dry to the touch in roughly 15 minutes after surfing when hung up; hence, “World’s Fastest Drying Wetsuit”.

Rip Curl would like to thank and recognize all the valued specialty retail partners nationally who have contributed to the success of the FLASH BOMB, as well as our world-class roster of athletes who have played a major role in the development process.