The 20 years old rider out of Germany Elias Elhardt joins the Rip Curl European team and here are his thoughts:

“I'm really stoked to ride for Rip Curl from now on. I like the whole brand and also the people who stand behind it! For example my marketing manager Damien, my team manager Raphael and my team colleagues Victors (Delerue and Daviet), Nils (Arvidsson) and Aron (Holterman)... I'm really glad about the streetwear and outerwear that I've seen and worn so far...And it seems that they'll even get better next year for 09-10! What is really important for me is that I feel like Rip Curl is really supporting me and standing behind me. Best example for that is that they plan to give me the opportunity this season, to go filming with a good movie production...."

“I’ve known Elias for 5 years now and always knew he was going to kill it. I told myself he would be a great asset for our team. This time has come and I can’t tell you how stoked we are here at Rip Curl. His last results, 6th at the Slopestyle in Davos, 11Th place at the BEO slopestyle contest last Thursday, combined with his style and positive attitude whatever happens make me believe that we’ve just entered a new era “said RC winter marketing manager Damien Giraud.

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