- WSL / Kelly Cestari

Rip Curl has decided to continue its relationships with Championship Tour (CT) surfer Owen Wright (AUS) and three-time World Champion Tom Curren (USA) for the foreseeable future.

Wright's Tight Tahiti Drop
Wright's Perfect 10 in Tahiti, one of many reasons for Rip Curl to keep him on the team.

Rip Curl's Statement:

On the eve of the World Surf League kickoff on the Gold Coast this week, Rip Curl is stoked to announce new long-term sponsorship agreements with hard-ripping goofyfooter Owen Wright and 3 x World Champion Tom Curren.

The surfing world can expect to see a big year ahead for the Culburra-based goofyfoot as he sets his sites on the WSL top rung and ultimately the World Title.

"I want to be challenging for finals and challenging for the World Title at the end of the year, I'm learning all the time always trying to get better. My boards are great and I'm ready to charge when I'm freesurfing too."

Wright has been with Rip Curl for 14 years since signing as an 11-year-old.

Perfect Curren at J-Bay
Though he no longer competes, Curren proved he's still got it at the 2014 Heritage Series event at Jeffreys Bay.

3x World Champion Tom Curren, the legendary American actually signed his new deal on the beach at the [Pipe] Masters while watching Gabriel Medina take out the 2014 world crown in December. As relaxed as ever after a great winter surfing on the North Shore, Curren was happy to sign with his feet planted firmly in the sand as the heats rolled by, excited by pro surfing and his future.

We have a good thing going together

"We have a good thing going together at Rip Curl," Curren said. "There's a lot of things happening for the brand around the world and I feel like I've been a part of that for a long time. I want to keep surfing as much as I can, but I also want to be involved with the kids and with giving wherever I can on surfing and what it means to the Curl. I'll be out there on The Search this year too."

To read the full release click here.

Don't miss Wright hit the water for the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast LIVE on the WSL homepage February 28 - March 11, 2015.

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