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We’ll recycle your old wetsuit.

Wetsuits are great. They keep us warm, protected and increase our ability to surf year round.

But when we’re done with them it can be tricky to figure out what to do next. That’s where we come in!

In partnership with global recycling leader TerraCycle, we have launched our Wetsuit Recycling Program across Australia, USA, France, Portugal and Spain.

Now surfers across the globe can recycle any surf branded wetsuit at participating Rip Curl stores.

How The Recycling Process Works:

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1. Mail your old wetsuits back to Rip Curl... OR drop off your old wetsuits at your nearest selected store.

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2. Your old wetsuit is then sent with others collected to TerraCycle.

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3. Once at Terracycle, your wetsuits will be crumbed into new raw material.

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4. This new raw material can then be used for the creation of things like soft fall matting playgrounds.

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How To Mail In Your Wetsuit:

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll email you a link so you can generate your free return form.

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You do not need to clean your wetsuit before dropping it off for recycling, however,
Rip Curl stores will not accept wet items, so please make sure your items are dry. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Participating in this program is easy and FREE! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.

What can I recycle through this program?

Any brand of used surf wetsuits. The program does not accept:

  • Booties
  • Gloves 
  • Helmets
  • Diving suits
Are there any costs associated with participating in the program?

Rip Curl sponsors this national recycling program, making it free for you to participate.

Do I need to clean the items before I send them to Rip Curl?

No, you do not need to clean your wetsuit before dropping it off for recycling. Rip Curl Stores will not accept dripping items, so please make sure your items are dry.

Do I need to pay for postage?

If you are based in Australia, you can mail in your wetsuit at no cost to you. Please see How To Mail It In section above for further instructions. 
If you are based in the United States or Europe, you will need to pay for postage to recycle your wetsuit by post at this stage.

What happens to my wetsuit once I drop it off?

Once at Terracycle, your wetsuits will be crumbed into new raw material. This new raw material can then be used for the creation of things like soft fall matting playgrounds.

Looking To Repair Your Wetsuit Instead?

Our Wetsuit Service Center is owned and operated by
Rip Curl which means you will receive the best quality service.

Our Warranty includes:
3 years on stitching
1 year on all other materials
3 months on accessories

We are also able to repair wetsuits that are out of warranty to prolong the life of your favorite suit.

Learn more about our Wetsuit Service Centre here.

Shop Our Latest Wetsuits

These wetsuits are designed for premium durability and flexibility when you’re out on The Search.
The perfect balance between function and aesthetic, with innovative fast drying technology.

Rip Curl Gives Your Old Wetsuits a Second Life

Surfers across the globe can recycle any surf branded wetsuit at participating Rip Curl stores. All recycled rubber will now be repurposed for use in the safety attenuation layer of soft fall matting used at playgrounds and outdoor gyms.