Rip Curl is pleased to announce the signing of American surfing icon, Taylor Knox, to the Rip Curl International team. The Carlsbad-based Californian and 2006 ASP World #9 has inked a multi-year deal to endorse Rip Curl clothing, wetsuits and accessories.

Rip Curl USA Marketing Director and former top ranked pro surfer Marty Thomas said of Taylor’s signing: “Taylor Knox is hands down one of the greatest rail/power surfers of all time. He carries the utmost respect of surfing's elite and core fans, and bringing him into the Rip Curl family was a no-brainer. His great versatility as a surfer and his awesome longevity in the elite competitive ranks of the sport make him an excellent representative for Rip Curl."

Taylor shares the same enthusiasm: “Rip Curl has been one of the world’s top brands in our industry forever and really is on the cutting edge with its products, team, and events, so I’m really stoked! It’s a dream for me to be on the same team as the surfer I’ve looked up to my whole life in Tom Curren, and my favorite up-and-coming surfer in Mick Fanning.

I’m really looking forward to being with such a reputable company, being on The Search and having a really strong support system behind me – with my focus on always improving, I think it’s going to really help my surfing get better!"

Rip Curl International Marketing Director Neil Ridgway said of their new recruit: "He'd never admit it himself, but Taylor is ‘Captain America’ personified. Like Tom Curren before him and young Adam Wickwire after him, Taylor is someone who can help us push Rip Curl from a uniquely US perspective. The fact that he is ranked in the ASP top 10 puts him right in line with our program. Welcome Taylor..."

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