Rip Curl Wins Big At The 2023 SBIA Awards

Rip Curl Wins Big At The 2023 SBIA Awards

SBIA winners of Large Brand of the YearSBIA winners of Large Brand of the Year

Celebrating Excellence in Surf & Boardsports, Rip Curl takes home 7 wins and 3 runners-up awards at the 12th annual Surf & Boardsports Industry Awards held in Sydney.

The SBIA Awards have always been a significant event in the surf and boardsports calendar. It's a time for the industry to unite, acknowledge outstanding achievements, and honor the individuals and brands that make a remarkable impact. This year, Rip Curl had every reason to celebrate as they walked away with an astounding 7 wins and 3 runners-up awards across a range of categories. The recognition is a testament to our crew’s commitment to excellence and the pivotal role the brand plays in shaping the surf and boardsports industry.

Rip Curl crew with their winning trophiesRip Curl crew with their winning trophies

Held at the iconic Manly Pacific Hotel in Sydney, the event was attended by more than 100 industry leaders, including retailers, brand representatives, and long-standing industry veterans. One of the standout moments of the evening was when Rip Curl's Chief Customer Officer, Michael Scott, received the coveted 'Large Brand of the Year' award. In accepting the award, Michael took a moment to pay tribute to the brand's founders, Brian Singer and Doug 'Claw' Warbrick, sharing insights into their incredible contributions to the industry and how their vision continues to inspire Rip Curl's journey.

Rip Curl's success at the 2023 SBIA Awards included victories in the following categories:

  • Brand of the Year (Large)
  • Boardshort Brand of the Year
  • Swimwear Brand of the Year
  • Wetsuit Brand of the Year
  • Ladies Marketing Campaign of the Year (Summer Looks Good On You)
  • Sales & Customer Service Office of the Year
  • Shop Fit Out of the Year (Surfers Paradise Store)

As well as runners-up in the following categories:

  • Australian Account Manager of the Year (Dan Jenkin)
  • Environmental Awards
  • Product Innovation Award (FlashBomb Fusion)

The SBIA Awards showcases the dedication and passion of individuals and brands within the surf and boardsports industry. Rip Curl's victories and nominations are a reflection of the brands unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence. We extend our congratulations to all Rip Curl crew who won awards and were nominated at the 2023 SBIA Awards.

As we celebrate these achievements, we're reminded of Rip Curl's legacy in the industry and ongoing mission to provide surfers with the best gear and experiences. Here's to another great year ahead!