It all began in the mid 70's in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada. Two
boys, spending all their time in and around the ocean, found a common
addiction: The wind and water.
Richard Myerscough and Ross Harrington hated the idea of
anything "traditional" when it came to water sports
and, in Ross's case, flying. Ross flew his first homemade
hang glider at age 10. On a glider made from tarp and bamboo
he successfully descended the 8th hole of the local golf
course. Richard produced his first wetsuit at the same age
by laying flat on a table with his mother tracing his outline
out of 2 sheets of rubber. Even at this early age a myriad
of homemade surf and windsurf boards, sails and suits were
developed thanks to their spirit of innovation and passion
for the ocean.
In the 1970's came the explosive popularity of windsurfing.
Ross pioneered windsurfing on Vancouver Island, which he
then taught to Richard in 1977. Ross went on to win numerous
Canadian and US titles and designed and developed windsurf
sails during the sport's hay days of the 1980's. Richard
represented Canada at the 1988 Olympics in Windsurfing and
won numerous national, European and world titles along the
way. After competition, Richard went immediately into business,
manufacturing and designing drysuits and wetsuits for all
types of water sports . This business which is still going
strong today , is a partner with Ocean Rodeo in the development
and manufacturing of the drysuits.
Ross and Richard where caught by the kite bug in the late
1990's. Ross made his first kites in 1998 and Richard produced
the first Pyro Drysuit soon thereafter.
With the mix of skill and experience to launch a brand,
and the intensity and passion that comes from lives spent
in the wind and water, Ocean Rodeo was officially born in