Wetsuits are great. They keep us warm, protected and increase our ability to surf all 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 selected Rip Curl stores.
Mail your old wetsuits back to Rip Curl OR drop off your wetsuits at your nearest selected store.
Your old wetsuit is then sent with others collected to TerraCycle®.
Once your wetsuits arrive at a TerraCycle® Material Recovery Facility (MRF), they will be processed into secondary raw materials.
This new secondary raw material can then be used for the creation of things like soft fall matting for playgrounds.
Please note this program is only available in France, Portugal and Spain.
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. Wet items, non-accepted items or single boots or gloves do not allow for vouchers and will not be returned.
Participating in this program is easy! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.
Any brand of used surfing wetsuits. The program does not accept helmets, diving dry suits, single boots or single gloves. Non-accepted items will not be returned.
Fond here all the participating stores : FRANCE :- Rip Curl Store Paris - Rip Curl Store Chamonix - Rip Curl Store Mérignac - Rip Curl Store Biarritz - Rip Curl Store Biarritz Girl - Rip Curl Store Hossegor Men - Rip Curl Store Hossegor Girl - Rip Curl Store Technique Soorts - Rip Curl Store Anglet - Rip Curl Store Bidart - Rip Curl Store Toulouse - Rip Curl Store Arcachon - Rip Curl Store Alpe d'Huez - Rip Curl Store Mimizan - Rip Curl Store Sable d'Olonne - Rip Curl Store Biscarosse - Rip Curl Store Brest - Rip Curl Store Lacanau - Rip Curl Store Hyeres - Rip Curl Store Auray- Rip Curl Store Moliets PORTUGAL - Rip Curl Store Peniche Men - Rip Curl Store Peniche Girl - Rip Curl Store Baleal - Rip Curl Store Caparica - Rip Curl Store Matosinhos - Rip Curl Store Ericeira ESPAGNE - Rip Curl Store Barcelona- Rip Curl Store Tarifa- Rip Curl Store Viladecans
Rip Curl sponsors this national recycling program, if you are shipping your items, you only need to pay for postage.
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.
You will need to pay for postage to recycle your items.
Once your wetsuits arrive at a TerraCycle® Material Recovery Facility (MRF), they will be processed into secondary raw materials. This new raw material can then be used for the creation of things like soft fall matting playgrounds.
Vouchers obtained by participating in this program are non-refundable, non-divisible, cannot be exchanged for money and cannot be replaced in case of theft or loss.
You may participate to the program by mail if you live in France, Portugal or Spain. Participation exclusively for persons over 18 and acting as consumers or non-professionals.
Once you mailed your items or dropped them in a shop, you expressly recognize you transfer their property to Rip Curl. Whether you used your voucher or not, you won’t be able to recover them.
Our Wetsuit Service Center is owned and operated by Rip Curl which means you will receive the best quality service. Our Commercial 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
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.
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