Only less than a week until the in-store event at Rip Curl Europe’s flagship Pro store in Newquay, and unused wetsuits are already arrivingin advance of the event which will kick off at 6pm on Saturday (May 2nd) with live music in-store from local band Albenaza and the free giveaway* of Project Resurrection Flip Flops in return for wetsuits brought in throughout day.
Cornwall’s local surfers have been preparing for the Wetsuit Amnesty by digging out their old rubber, including Rip Curl surfer and Eco Ambassador Tom Lowe who spoke on BBC Radio Cornwall last week, saying, “as a surfer, I’ve always recycled and tried to do what I can for the environment, everyone in Cornwall must have an old wetsuit, probably an old florescent one” (which they could bring along). Pro surfer Jayce Robinson has also been dusting off his unused wetsuits and commented “it’s great to have a worthwhile use for these old suits, generally if my old suits are still usable I pass them onto other surfers, but these have definitely had it so they’ll make some great slaps! It’s great that Rip Curl are so committed to the environment”.
Along with the free giveaway of Project Resurrection Flip Flops for wetsuits brought in throughout the day Rip Curl are also offering free travel journals with in-store purchases and the chance to win a trip to Tahiti for 2 people to see first hand the work of Rip Curl’s Coral Guard activity. The in-store event will be followed directly by the official after-party, starting at 9pm, at Newquay’s Koola Bar with the film premier of Rip Curl’s RUBBER SOUL II.Come along to the store on Saturday May 2nd from 6pm to be a part of Rip Curl’s leading initiatives to protect the environment, and bring your old wetsuits with you!
For more information on Project Resurrection, Rip Curl Planet Foundation, and The Search WCT event visit ripcurl.com and Search for us on Facebook.com (“Rip Curl Wetsuit Amnesty”).