If you are wondering who the big, blue, fuzzy creature zooming around the field on a four-wheeler and entertaining fans of all ages is, it's Rip Tide, the Norfolk Tides biggest fan!
Rip Tide promises to provide fun and crazy antics every time the Tides take the field. Rip Tide also makes appearances throughout Hampton Roads for birthday parties, festivals, parades and other special events, as he loves visiting his fans in the community and meeting as many people as possible!
If you are interested in having Rip Tide appear at your fun and exciting event, please click here to download the Rip Tide request form. You can also book a Rip Tide appearance by calling the Tides office at 757-622-2222 ext. 121. Our staff will be happy to assist you in setting up our #1 fan for your #1 event!
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Rip Tide was created by Spectrum Puppets of Virginia Beach and was hatched on March 10, 1993 at Norfolk Scope in front of 7,000 Hampton Roads Admirals fans. Rip Tide's current costume was constructed by Olympus Flag and Banner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Olympus has been producing mascot costumes for over thirty years. Their first customer was McDonald's and they are still the only company to produce a character for the hamburger chain.
While at a game at Harbor Park, feel free to stop Rip Tide as he makes his way through the stands and say, "hello!" Just be careful because he may be armed with a few tricks up his sleeve!