Surf industry “lifer”, Shayne Patterson, is our 2023 Service to the Industry recipient. Shayne is much loved & respected & has had a multitude of office-based positions within the surf industry, spanning an impressive 42 years & counting!

Shayne started out in 1981 as the Office Manager at Rip Curl, looking after Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Wild Swimwear & Vuarnet Sunglasses for all of NSW. From there she headed over to Rip Curl HQ in Torquay to join the Advertising & Promotions team.

Shayne did a stint with Rip Curl over in California & became the Marketing & Promotions Manager back in Australia in 1989. She started Shayne Patterson Agencies in 1991, representing brands such as Hot Buttered Group, Cheetah Swimwear, Wild Swimwear, Freestyle Watches, Morrison Media Group & Legends Sunglasses.

From 1997 to 2011 Shayne was the NSW Office Manager for Rip Curl & has been an integral part of the Volcom Australia team since 2011, where she remains to this day.