Back in 1968, two early-morning surfing friends bumped into each other on the streets of a small Australian town and decided to start a surfboard company. A lot has changed in the 50 years since that encounter, but what remains is Rip Curl’s devotion to outfitting surfers with the highest quality boards and products. The company has cemented itself as one of the most reputable manufacturers of wetsuits for cold-water surfing and ocean enthusiasts. They’ve also gained notoriety for their collection of swimwear, with top riders endorsing their bikini and boardshorts in competitions. The company has also launched a lifestyle collection, with a series of surf-style hoodies, T-shirts, and clothing for all seasons. Even though Rip Curl is now global, their still headquartered in Torquay, Australia, just miles from the beach.