Vintage Rip Curl Wetsuit

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murphy-s-law started the topic in Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 1:34pm

Was at the op shop today, and there was a shortie Rip Curl wetsuit with the round collar and original logo that looked as though it was one of the first. It's in mint condition. Any idea if there are many collectors out there? Any idea on a price?
Thanks

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udo commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 1:58pm

Hope you bought it.
Try [email protected] or Mick Mock .

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stunet commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 1:54pm

Contact Bob Smith in Torquay. Bob is 'Curl's resident historian (and also our Torquay surf reporter).

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murphy-s-law commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 2:37pm

Thanks guys

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murphy-s-law commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 3:30pm

I was looking for boogie board fins for my boy and came across it.
Went back Udo. Columbus took a chance. $10

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udo commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 3:35pm

Tuck it away might be worth some $ for your boy one day.
Got a pic of it ? Some one might be able to give you an idea of its age .

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murphy-s-law commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 3:43pm

I will tuck it away Udo, thanks for the tip.
I tried to paste it here but couldn't. I put up as my profile. Not a great pic as it was downsized to fit it says.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 3:48pm

Looks like a front zip. Is that right Murph?

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murphy-s-law commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 3:55pm

Yes. It has the persons name in it, but I would swear he never wore it the condition it is in.
I follow my surfboard history, but I never really dug deep to see what kind of wetsuit culture there is out there.

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udo commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 5:32pm

Looks like a ski suit ...ultra short arms and legs compared to a surfing spring suit.

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murphy-s-law commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 5:57pm

Doh! $10 down the drain.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 6:01pm

Hang in there Murph, the collectable ski suit market is ready to boom;)

They have a small but powerful lobby group I hear.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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murphy-s-law commented Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 at 6:03pm

No problem getting on, but I almost couldn't get out of it.