The Soöruz Story

SOÖRUZ,
The RIDER’S VISION

Since 1999

Introduction

Since 1999, we create and develop products for riders and water sports lovers. Our R&D service works to develop new neoprene product, in order to always get the highest performance.

Soöruz commits itself to create and develop effective and qualitative products by innovating with you, to enable you to live your passion fully.

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‘‘ Choosing the eco-conception revealed an evidence : The link between the Human Being and the Nature, between the persons passionate about riding and the water”

Yann & Matthieu, Soöruz founders

 

Our Values

Soöruz was created by riders for riders, therefore we adapt, our products to riders needs by following the evolution of their sports and by desining products in direct cooperation with them. From there, was born the concept “The rider’s vision” which became the official signature of the brand.
Very early, we have been considerated the environment in the development of our wetsuits. at beginning with bamboo and recycled polyester linings. In 2014, with the Yulex made from natural guayule. we are proud to present for 2016 our new ecological wetsuit B.I.G. 100% in Naturalprene.

Our Products

Soöruz products are developped with a real quality commitment. Tested by our riders, products are adapted for each sports. In order to get more durability, performed, free movements and resistance, we offer you high quality and technical products with competitive price.

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French brand since 1999
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Warranty on all wetsuits directly handled in La Rochelle, France

Looking To The Future

Passion

We are living with the same passion, the ocean’s passion and pleasure to practice water sports. We are co-developing with our suppliers, partners, riders and you our community around innovative and qualitative products in which we have integrated the environmental and social dimensions all along the product’s life cycle.

Performance

Thanks to its experience and passion Soöruz can share its know-how with its clients to enable them to have pleasure and live their passion. It is through its culture of the quality and skills that Soöruz is nowadays able to conceive effective products with a great value for money.
Soöruz is leading its all staff to the excellence by constantly integrating the notion of innovation in its products development.
In addition, the client’s satisfaction is a priority for Soöruz that allows the company to keep on developing new projects and entering new markets.

Innovation

With more than twenty years experience Soöruz has developed a true expertise. It is thanks to a careful listening to its riders, clients and users, the Soöruz’ family, that the company is working to develop innovative and effective products.
Aware of the market’s transformations due to the current growing environmental stakes, the constant evolution of water sports practices, equipments and riders’ expectations Soöruz has decided to strengthen its R&D department. It is by closely working with its suppliers and experts in design, R&D, and eco-conception towards new products that Soöruz wants to innovate and find more effective products for a safety practice for today and tomorrow.

Engagement

For several years now Soöruz has orientated its suits conception approach toward an eco-friendly and responsible one by working closely with its suppliers.
The company’s goal is to reduce its products environmental impact by developing and using new materials that are stronger, more responsible and sustainable.
Soöruz’ wish is to integrate the environmental dimension as a fundamental value in the conception of its products. In that way the company has strengthen its R&D department to transform the environmental stakes into innovation opportunities.

Soöruz's Timeline

  • 1999

    Launch of SOÖRUZ and our first collection

    Creation of the Bob Palmer logo

  • 2000

    Creation of the logo and the catchphrase "Riders Vision"

    First partnership with a windsurf’s competition “Defi Wind” in Gruissan, France. This event will became the biggest competition of kitesurf and windsurf in the world.
    We are still the official partner of this big event.

  • 2001

    First complete collection

    with 40 different references (men & women).

  • 2002

    Awarded «Best New Brand» by Gliss’expo

    Soöruz crowned “Best New Brand” at the culture and sport show : Gliss’Expo in Anglet, France.

  • 2003

    Launch of the first wetsuit collection

    Start of the new wetsuit collection in neopren.

  • 2004

    Expansion into technical wear and equipment

    Sponsoring of Charles DELEAU- World Champion of Kitesurf.

  • 2005

    Soöruz Lacanau Pro

    Soöruz became the principal sponsor of the Lacanau Pro : French Surf WQS Competition. This parternship lasted 10 years, until 2015.

  • 2006

    Opening of our 1st Soöruz Pro Shop

    – The first Soöruz pro shop openened in la Rochelle in April 2006.
    – Sponsoring of Laurent PEYRICHOU : Wakeboard World Champion

  • 2007

    Openning of 4 Soöruz Pro Shop

    – New shops in Brest / Bordeaux / Nantes et Lacanau (France).
    – Sponsoring of Antoine QUESTEL : Pro Windsurfer.

  • 2008

    Growth of the team

    Soöruz became the official sponsor of Jules DENEL, windsurfer pro (World Top 5). 

  • 2009

    Awarded 3 "Stratégies Grands Prix"

    – Soöruz won 3 prices at the leading communication and advertising contest.
    – Official Sponsor of Victor Hays, Pro windsurfer.

  • 2010

    Wakeboard World Association

    – Soöruz became the European sponsor of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA)
    – Sponsoring of Glenn HALL, pro surfer (Top 3 European surfer)

  • 2011

    Soöruz Wake And Country

    First edition of the Soöruz Wake and Country Competion (World Wake Step).

  • 2012

    Introduction of the Impact Vest

    – 1st Impact Vest collection.
    – Soöruz started to take part at the ISPO Show in Munich, Germany.
    – 1st Defi Kite in Gruissan, France.

  • 2013

    First Life Vest collection

    – Launch of the Life Vest collection.
    – Sponsoring of the Wakeboard World Champion : James WINDSOR. 

  • 2014

    Surf Expo - Orlando Show

    – Soöruz is presenting its products in America at the Olrlando Show.
    – Official partner of la Torche Windsurf – PWA World Cup
    – Official sponsor of brazilian pro surfer : Pedro HENRIQUE, WCT and Top WCT  and Top QS Surfer.
    – Official sponsor of the Shredtown Crew : American wakeboarders
    – Official sponsor of Thomas TRAVERSA – Windsurf World Champion 2014

  • 2015

    New ecological wetsuit made in Yulex : B.I.G model

    – Development of the first wetsuit : B.I.G made with ecological materials : natural rubber from Hevea tree.
    – 15th consecutive years of being the official partner at the Defi Wind in Gruissan (windsurf meeting) & 11 years of being the official partner of the surf contest: Lacanau Pro.
    – Official sponsor of the Kite and Foil World Champion : Nicolas PARLIER.

     

  • 2016

    Launch of a new kind of neopren : NATURALPREN

    – Commercialisation of our first wetsuit made in Naturalpren (natural rubber foam).
    – Introduction of our exclusive ZIPFREE system for wetsuits.
    – Win of our rider : Charline PICON at RSX at the Olympic Games of Rio.
    – Official sponsor of Jorgann COUZINET, QS pro sufer.
    – Official sponsor of Thomas DEBIERRE, Junior Surf World Champion.

     

  • 2017

    Introduction of our new lamination : "Black Diamond"

    – Introduction of our new outside lamination “Black Diamond”.
    – Extension of our Naturalpren products range.

  • 2018

    New eco-conception program : The Blue Line Range

    – Launch of our new range Blue Line : Organic wetsuits for the clubs that want to be more eco-friendly.
    – 1st Waves Games edition at La Torche, France.

  • 2019

    Launch of the GREENLINE, a new ecological wetsuit made in Biopren

    – Development of the BIOPREN in our wetsuits Green Line , a new materiel made with oyster shells and sugar cane.
    – Launch of our GURU wetsuit for women.
    – New Soöruz recycling program : Launch of a system that permits to recycle your used wetsuit into new products (pillows, boxing bags..).
    -Creation of the Ocean Protect label

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