A Creature
of leisure

The John Malloy Story

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.

INNOVATION TIMELINE

URETHANE

1976

The Journey begins

1987

1991

For the first time, Creatures make bodyboard specific leashes and hardware with feedback from team riders like Tim Jones, Rick Bannister, Matt Riley and Warren Feinbier.

1997

Creatures launch into Traction pads made in Perth, Australia with the original Square-Loc pattern.

1998

Creatures first Signature team pads are made for the likes of Taj Burrow, Jake Paterson, Luke Egan & Shane Powell.

Mick's Signature Pad

2002

The Bearing Swivel

2003

SLIM FIT BOARDCOVERS

2006

DNA FLEX MOULD

2007

2009

Surefire Leash Release - The introduction of the first urethane-coated release tab which permanently stays open and accessible.

2017

Non-Slip Cuff - Just like the name suggests, the Non-Slip Cuff is spongy, light and super secure. It stays comfortably on your ankle without rotating from side to side.

2017

Thermo-Lite Technology is first introduced to Creatures of Leisure traction. A lighter, thinner traction which wins SBIA Surf Accessory of the Year in 2019.

DIAMOND-TECH® fabric

2017

The Superlite leash

2019

BUILT FOR THE FUTURE...

Inspired by John's legacy of always improving, Creatures is dedicated to shaping the future of reliable surf equipment.