It is with great pleasure that Rip Curl announces the newest addition of Chris Rasman to our elite snowboard team. Chris Rasman has been taking the snowboard industry by storm for many years, and we are excited to have him live the Search with us at Rip Curl.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Rip Curl family because they are a brand that has always stayed true and consistent" - Chris Rasman
“I’ve been obsessed with snowboarding and surfing my whole life, and those things have completely guided my life’s direction the past 15 years," says Chris. "I am thrilled to be joining the Rip Curl family because they are a brand that has always stayed true and consistent, and let those things guide them as well. For years Rip Curl has highlighted making a technical product that looks great, works great, and keeps you in the mountains and the ocean as long as possible. I can’t think of something that suits me better, and I look forward to everything to come."
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, the mountains and oceans have always been part of Rasman’s life. From going night riding at the local mountains to surf trips down the coast to Washington and Oregon with his dad, Rasman has always embodied the mentality of “The Search” and continues to bring this to his day to day life.
“The Search to me means to simply get out there and chase the things you love," he goes on to say. "For me, that means traveling to new places to snowboard and surf, going deeper into the backcountry and to get out of your comfort zone.”
“We couldn’t be any more thrilled to have Chris join Rip Curl," says Nick Russell, Rip Curl Canada's VP of Sales and Marketing. "Chris is a searcher and embodies our brand values. As one of the best back country riders on the planet, his video parts speak for themselves, and we look forward to enabling Chris to continue this in the future.”
Now living in Whistler, British Columbia – the mecca of snowboarding in Canada – Rasman and his award-winning crew, The Manboys, are pushing limits and having a good time doing it. From traveling to Japan to find the deepest snow to exploring his home to find the biggest and steepest lines, Rasman is making a name for himself internationally. With big plans underway with the top snowboard athletes including Travis Rice and Austin Sweetin, and a pro model snowboard underway, Chris has an exciting couple of years planned and we cannot wait to watch him grow with the team.
Welcome to the Rip Curl team Chris Rasman!