Warbrick, Doug "Claw"

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Australian surf industrialist and cofounder, along with Brian Singer, of Torquay-based Rip Curl wetsuits. Warbrick began surfing in 1958 on Queensland's Gold Coast, and continued to ride when his family moved to the much colder state of Victoria the following year. In 1963 he opened Victoria's first surf shop. Rip Curl began in 1968 as a surfboard company; the wetsuit line followed in 1969. It wa...

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