Founded in 1984 by two brothers from Argentina, Fernando and Santiago Aguerre, who wanted to share their love for surf travel and beach culture with the world.
Our first sandal, the “Original Striped Sandal” was created by the Aguerre brothers in their search for uniqueness and originality in the beach footwear market.
REEF signs on Rob Machado, who goes on to become a pipeline Master, style icon of a generation, entrepreneur, environmental activist and prominent shaper.
Mick Fanning joins the REEF ambassador team. He’s eventually coined as the faster surfer alive, wins 3 world championship titles, and oh, he’s got a feisty alter ego named Eugene
Our first shoe launched, taking REEF’s well-known quality and comfort promise to closed-toe footwear
A sandal was specifically designed and launched for Women, taking her unique style, fit and function into consideration
Debuted our signature Fanning “Bottle Opener” Sandal. The world’s first and only bottle opening sandal, inspired by our good pal Mick “Eugene” Fanning.
Launched Reef Redemption, a product sustainability program that incorporated renewable, recyclable, and/or organic materials
WeHeart program created to support local artisans in underdeveloped countries through product initiatives
Introduced Swellular Technology. A tri-layer system designed for superior comfort, traction and support.
Began our partnership with Urban Surf 4 Kids, bringing foster and at-risk children to the beach to experience the therapeutic benefits of surfing
Founding partner of the REEF X Surfrider Better Beach Alliance, dedicated to plastic pollution initiatives through beach clean ups and environmental legislation