There was no schedule or timeline, only life. I felt like I was in the real world for the very first time and it made me so happy to see the world that clearly.Mick Fanning 'Missing The Movie'
The Search was, and is, a simple concept that allowed Rip Curl to enjoy an age-old surfing philosophy which by and large, seemed to have been forgotten. The Search also meant that I got to experience places and things I may have never had the chance to if I'd stayed competing on the World Tour.Tom Curren (3x World Champion)
While we all lived The Search in some form, Rip Curl formalized it. We started taking trips with the aim of exploring and discovering new waves, cultures and experiences again. The Early Search trips were disorganized, rough and raw and many of the voyages were based on myth and legend, but no matter the outcome - dream trip or disaster - they were all insane adventures.Damien Hardman (2x World Champion)
That idea of adventure, looking for and surfing good waves, having a few beers and a good time at night and then getting up the next day and doing it all again. That’s how we lived our livesBrian 'Sing-Ding' Singer (Rip Curl Founder)
The Search represented what we genuinely believed that the true spirit of surfing and the behaviors of surfers and what they really liked.Doug 'The Claw' Warbrick (Rip Curl Founder)