Our Australian Surf, Snow & Wake Team

Our Australian Surf, Snow & Wake Team

Since the beginning, Rip Curl has strived for nothing short than the best – the World’s Ultimate Surf and Snow Teams. Rip Curl athletes are World Champions. They are innovators, dreamers, role models and Searchers. They push the limits, and when they reach the top they just keep going. From global elite athletes to regional rising talents, no matter where you are in the world, the best surfers, snowboarders, skiers and wakeboards will be riding with a Rip Curl sticker on the nose of their board.

Nate Johnstone

DOB: February 9, 1990
Born: Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Resides: Perisher, NSW
Height: 5’8” (173 cm)
Weight: 162lbs (72kgs)
Achievments: Olympian
Chosen Equipment: Snowboard
Training ground: Perisher
Favourite mountain: Home
Inspirations: My family

Chris Rasman

DOB: November 7th, 1988
Born: Vancouver BC
Resides: Whistler BC
Height: 5'11
Weight: 175lbs (80kgs)
Chosen Equipment: Rip Curl Gum Series Outerwear, Rip Curl layering and clothing, Lib Tech Rasman trice snowboard, Flux XV bindings, Spy Optic Raider and Legacy goggles
Training ground: Blackomb Terrain Park and the Whistler backcountry
Favourite mountain: Whistler Blackcomb
Inspirations: Travis Rice, Nicolas Mueller, DCP, Devun Walsh, Matt Beardmore, Dane Reynolds

Mitch Reeves

DOB: December 5, 1998
Born: Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Resides: Mt Buller, VICChosen Equipment: Skis
Training ground: Mt Buller
Favourite mountain: Home

Daniel Grant

AKA: Turtle (Tao)
DOB: December 23, 1997
Born: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Resides: Bangkok, Thailand
Stance: Goofy
Training ground: Thailand
Favourite park: Home

Busty Dunn

AKA: Sebastian
DOB: January 26, 1998
Born: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Resides: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Stance: Regular
Training ground: Cairns Park
Favourite park: Home

Daniel Watkins

AKA: Wattie
DOB: December 31, 1976
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Resides: Victoria, Australia
Stance: Regular
Training ground: Local parks
Training ground: Home

Dean Smith

AKA: Smithy
DOB: September 15, 1984
Resides: New South Wales, Australia
Resides: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Stance: Regular
Training ground: Home
Favourite park: Hacko!
Inspirations: Daniel, Josh, Ike and Shaun Murray

Louie Hynd

AKA: Luke, Chicken Joe
DOB: February 19, 1996
Born: Queensland, Australia
Resides: Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia
Height: 176cm
Weight: 65kg
Shaper: Darren Handley
Training ground: Mermaid Beach, Burleigh, D'bah & Straddie
Favourite wave: Russians & Greenbush
Inspirations: Craig Ando, Dion Agius & Dane

Jacob Willcox

AKA: Chippo
DOB: June 2, 1997
Born: Gas, WA, Australia
Resides: Gas Bay, Margaret River
Height: 5’11” (179 cm)
Weight: 68kg
Shaper: DHD
Training ground: Gas Bay, Margaret River
Favourite wave: North West W.A
Inspirations: Owen, Occy, Buchan & Julian