Rip Curl is a major Australian manufacturer and seller of surf clothing. The brand was founded in 1969 in Torquay, in the province of Victoria, Australia. It initially produced surfboards, but in 1970 it started producing wetsuits as well. Nowadays Rip Curl produces not only equipment for surfing, but all kinds of clothing, glasses, watches, shoes, backpacks and DVDs. Rip Curl has become one of the largest surfing clothing brands in Australia, Europe and South America, and it is rapidly expanding into North America.