Surf Aid to become partner for Club Rip Curl

Surf Aid to become partner for Club Rip Curl

We are proud to announce Surf Aid as our non-profit partner in the launch of our new customer membership platform, Club Rip Curl (CRC). 

Here’s why:

Since the beginning, Rip Curl has always been passionate about living the Search and getting off grid in pursuit of idyllic waves. This has often led us keen surfers to many far-flung corners of the globe, and into contact with remote, often poor, communities in developing nations.

Surf Aid is a non-profit company with similar values and origins. When Surf Aid founder, Dr. Dave Jenkins, ventured to the surf-rich Mentawai Islands back in 1999, he was struck by the amount of preventable suffering occurring among the communities that lived there. He vowed to return to the islands with medical supplies and more hands to help.

Fast forward to today, Surf Aid works now with numerous remote surf communities around the world to establish healthcare centres, clean water sources, improve nutrition, and lower mortality rates.

At Rip Curl, we are more committed than ever to enacting our core company value of Community and Environment, making sure that we’re putting our words into action. We believe that investing in projects such as these will make a tangible difference to the coastal communities in which we operate and visit.

Surf Aid CEO, Doug Lees, says that after a rigorous selection process, Surf Aid is incredibly proud to be the non-profit partner of Club Rip Curl.

"Rip Curl and Surf Aid believe that in our search for isolated waves, our neighbours in remote surf communities should not be forgotten. We look forward to working together to improve the health, well-being, and resilience of remote communities connected to us through surfing,"  says Doug.

As of October, CRC members will have the ability to donate ‘points’ to Surf Aid simply by shopping with Rip Curl. These points amount to a monetary donation that will directly support the work of Surf Aid.

Surf Aid was selected for the two-year partnership with CRC from a shortlist of three non-profit organisations. The candidates each delivered a pitch to a panel, detailing how Rip Curl’s support could assist in the delivery of their programs. Surf Aid was ultimately selected for how closely their values aligned with our own, and for the important work that they do in remote communities.

We are excited to see what we can achieve together over the next two years as we work in partnership with Surf Aid and are stoked to give our Club Rip Curl members the opportunity to get involved and help us give back.