It all started when...
Rerip was founded in 2006 by Meghan Dambacher and Lisa Randall. Together, they created a successful online classifieds specific for surfers, snowboarders and skateboarders. Their goal was to raise awareness about sustainability in the surf industry, and their message was clear: buy used, and “rerip” them online, and if you are going to buy new, support those in the industry who are considering the environment as they design, build, and construct your next stick.
As the company grew, they noticed that surfers needed a place to give away unwanted boards that were either too beat to resell, unsurfable, or still usable for someone at a different surfing level. The company then evolved into the first-ever surfboard recycling company. They moved away from the classifieds, and became a 501c3 non profit organization with a single goal: to keep surfboards out of landfills.
Rerip Part 1
To learn more about the evolution and story of Rerip, check out Part I of a three part video series made by Rerip’s Volunteer Marketing Director, Jeffrey Lee.