We are sad to announce to you, that Norwegian ripper Per Loken has decided to retire and end his professional career as a rider.

These are the offical words of his long term sponsor Rip Curl to this: He decided indeed to end his pro career but be sure that he still belongs to the RC crew. This is closing an amazing long term relationship during which Per contributed so much to help us in our development, and we are sincerely grateful for his devotion. He will definitely have a special place in our heart. Per, we wish you good luck and a lot of fun for your new life!

And this is what Per had to say himself: "After riding for Rip Curl for the last seven years it’s sad to announce that we are parting ways! I want to take this opportunity to say thanks to all the good friends I´ve gotten at Rip Curl over the years! Damien, Raphael and all of my team buddies whom I have shared some amazing memories with all over the globe. From walking at the beach in Abkhazia and trekking in the Himalaya Mountains, Rip Curl has given me the chance to live out my dream as a professional snowboarder. Thanks to all you guys, and hope to see you around whether it’s on the beach surfing or on the mountain!"

So all that is left for us to say is that we wish Per all the best for his future life! Get yourself some sweet first tracks on us next winter.