For that small to medium all-around board in your quiver is the Yadin Nicol-created “Weirdo Ripper.” Development began with Yadin in a CI shaping bay getting weird on Al’s Pod design. The Weirdo Ripper spent over a year behind the scenes in development with Kelly, Dane, Nathaniel and Yadin until ultimately being unveiled at the 2012 US Open by Dane Reynolds, who displayed the board’s advantages in the tricky Huntington conditions.
The Weirdo Ripper is a user friendly design, full volume for easy paddling, wide point forward, V bottom, square-winged swallow that works well as a thruster or quad.
Ride the Weirdo 2” to 5” shorter than your height.
Novice to Pro
Ideal Wave Size
Designed for waist to slightly overhead surf, favors a lined-up wave.
Chris Grow via The Shred Show, talks about the Weirdo Ripper.
For best results ride this board with the Merrick template—look for the hexagons.
NOTICE as of 9/1/2013 Channel Islands is building and installing our own two-tab (FCS compatible) fin box that will come standard in all boards.
We will custom build with Fusion or X2 upon request (upcharges apply Jan 1 2014).
Stock Dimensions and Volumes
|5’4||18 1/2||2 1/8||23.3L|
|5’7||19 3/8||2 3/8||28.6L|
|5’8″||19 5/8||2 7/16||30.1L|
|5’9″||19 7/8||2 1/2||31.8L|
|5’10″||20 1/8||2 1/2||32.7L|
|5’11″||20 1/2||2 9/16||34.5L|
|6’0||20 3/4||2 5/8||36.3L|
|6’2||21 3/8||2 3/4||40.3L|