AN UNBREAKABLE LEGACY
In 1974 John Malloy landed in Yallingup, WA with nothing more than a surfboard and a backpack. He discovered the raw waves of the Indian Ocean were the perfect testing grounds to create an unbreakable legacy. One that would revolutionise surf hardware through pioneering innovation. Enjoy A Creature of Leisure - The John Malloy Story.
After experimenting with several leash materials including gas station bell cords, John Malloy discovers and introduces urethane to the market, regarded ever since as the world's best cord material.
John Malloy officially starts Creatures of Leisure selling Leashes and Boardcovers that were all made in Yallingup, Western Australia. He had been innovating surf equipment for almost a decade already.
Mick Fanning's first Signature pad is released into the market. It has become the most successful pad in Creatures history.
John invents a long-lasting swivel that won't seize up in saltwater. The Stainless Steel Bearing Swivel with acetal plastic remains industry standard in the best surf leashes across the globe, no matter what the brand.
Industry first design creates boardcovers with a Slim-Fit. Providing an expandable sidewall and streamlined template that reduced up to 20% bulk and weight.
Creatures releases the DNA Flex Mould. The world's first cord to mould connection absorbing wave impact, increasing strength, and reducing breakages. Return rate near went to zero once introduced. It was the brand's first patented innovation which still remains today.
The lightest, strongest boardcover material in the market is introduced. DIAMOND-TECH® Fabric is a triple laminated, tear-resistant, water-resistant, abrasion-resistant woven fabric exclusive to Creatures of Leisure.
Three decades of surf innovation is combined into one incredible leash. The SUPERLITE leash is the lightest, most comfortable leash in the world.
NEXT LEVEL TRACTION BUILT FOR THE FUTURE.
We worked with World Champs Mick Fanning + Italo Ferreira to revolutionise the gold standard in traction. In our aim to make a product that is BUILT better, moulded technology has allowed us to create a traction pad that both elevates your surfing and drastically reduces manufacturing waste.