Rip Curl Celebrates Huntington Beach Store Grand Opening

With the surfing world’s eyes fixed on Huntington Beach, California for the US Open of Surfing, the crew at Rip Curl took the opportunity to throw a full blown bash at the company’s new store on Main Street. Marquee surfers and World Champions Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore were on hand, as were slews of industry tycoons, surf fans, and party goers. Here are just a few shots of the new store and the scene from the party.

A look at the exterior of the new store on Main Street in Huntington Beach. CA.

The exterior of the new store on Main Street in Huntington Beach. CA.

Former World Champ Mick Fanning with Rip Curl's Chief Executive in the US Kelly Gibson.

Former World Champ Mick Fanning with Rip Curl's Chief Executive in the US Kelly Gibson.

Two-Time World Champ Steph Gilmore, shaper Darren Handley, Alana Blanchard, and Dylan Slater were on hand as well.

Two-Time World Champ Steph Gilmore, shaper Darren Handley, Alana Blanchard, and Dylan Slater.

The place was packed.

The place was packed.

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) CEO Brodie Carr hand his hands full at the US Open of Surfing.

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) CEO Brodie Carr with Athlete Agent Sue Izzo.

All Photos By Liam Ferguson.