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Rip Curl Announces 10-Year Contract With 3x World Champion Mick Fanning
In Rip Curl’s 50th year, we are pleased to announce a lifetime contract with the most important surfer in our company history, 3x World Champion Mick Fanning.
In celebration of Rip Curl’s 50th Year Anniversary, we are pleased to announce a lifetime contract with the most important surfer in our company history, 3x World Champion Mick Fanning. After two decades and three World Titles with the company, Mick has signed a 10-year lifetime deal that will usher in the next phase of his career with Rip Curl.
"Being a part of Rip Curl has been more than just a sponsorship" - says Mick...
"Having the relationship I have had with the company and the people within it, including the Founders Claw Warbrick and Brian Singer, has been a huge part of my career and the last 20 years of my life. Signing this 10 year deal is another cornerstone in that relationship, and I can’t wait to get out there and get on The Search!”
Since Mick first signed with Rip Curl in 1998 he has achieved more than most of us dare to dream. He has won three World Titles, overcome personal tragedy and celebrated many triumphs, all the while maintaining face in the public eye.
Mick isn’t just a World Champion surfer,” says Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl’s Group Marketing Chairman. He is the most important surfer in the history of our company. We know that – and he feels it too – so we decided to lock the deal down for life, basically. You don’t walk away from a relationship like that, especially when it’s still working and it’s good fun. Anywhere he goes, we go. He is influential both inside and outside of surfing, and he is gold to the brand. He is one of us.”
Mick will spend the next 10 years on The Search, finding breaks in remote countries, chasing empty lineups and perfect waves. He will also pursue his personal businesses, MF Softboards as well as Balter Breweries, and will work on and for the environmental causes he finds passion with. We look forward to sharing this all with him.