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.

2013 Wetsuit Sale

Sale Wetsuits 2013It’s that time of the year again to blow out our wetsuit inventory!  For a limited time we will have a large selection of our Men’s Wetsuits, Women’s Wetsuits, and Kids Wetsuits on sale at discounts up to 40% OFF!

Sale Highlights

Wetsuit brands included in this sale are as follows:

This sale has no specified end date.  We will end it when we sell enough of our wetsuits, so get it while the getting is good!

REMEMBER:  Our Sale Wetsuits section on our website always has a great selection of deals year round.

New Rip Curl E-Bomb Hooded 4.5mm/3.5mm Wetsuit In Stock Now

Rip Curl E-Bomb Wetsuits

Rip Curl has just released their Hooded E-Bomb Wetsuit in a 4.5/3.5 thickness and we’ve got it!  This new wetsuit fills a gap for those people who like to brave colder waters in a more flexible 4/3 suit, but still want the hood to stave off the ice cream headaches, and flushing that can happen sometimes when not wearing a hooded wetsuit.

Rip Curl E-Bomb 4.4/3.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit

Rip Curl E-Bomb 4.4/3.5 Hooded Wetsuit


Basically this wetsuit is the exact same as its 5.5/4.5mm counterpart, so here’s what Caleb (A Cleanline Employee who wears the Hooded E-Bomb) has to say about it.

I have been surfing in the Northwest since I was 8 years old, all the while struggling to find the right cold water wetsuit with a hood that fits. I have finally found it with the E-Bomb 5.5/4.5. It is the most flexible and warm suit, and the hood is the most comfortable on the market. I highly recommend this wetsuit for anyone surfing cold water anywhere!

Caleb H. – Cleanline Employee