Rip Curl, ever heard of 'em? Unless you've been a hermit landlocked in Siberia since 1969, you'll know Rip Curl makes some of the best surf clothing and surf gear around. Since making its first surf-specific wetsuit with a crappy sewing machine 40 years ago, Rip Curl has become one of the biggest brands worldwide. Period. Rip Curl board shorts, men's streetwear and jackets, and Rip Curl women's clothing all stay true to what Rip Curl calls The Search.