Channel Islands Weirdo Ripper

Channel Islands Weirdo Ripper

Best Price on the Weirdo RipperI’ve been riding the Channel Islands Weirdo Ripper for about 6 months now and it has definitely become my go to board for all small to medium sized surf. I love the fact that it can handle sloppy summer conditions yet excels in medium head-high to over-head surf that’s hollow and packs a punch.

I prefer to ride the Weirdo Ripper as a thruster when it’s under 3ft and above that as a quad.  As as thruster it’s got a nice loose feeling but still plenty of drive.  As a quad it allows for steeper takeoffs and holding the rail in bigger, more powerful and suckier surf.

The Weirdo Ripper has the volume to easily paddle onto any wave that comes your way, generating decent speed in small waves, yet its shape enables it to be extremely rippable and user-friendly.

The square-winged swallowtail provides an extremely tight pivot point, enabling you to turn on a dime and is very easy to drive off the rail. This makes it extremely fun and reliable, even when the waves get a little bigger. While it is loose, it’s not too loose like a lot of fishes and grovel boards, allowing you to surf more vertical (top to bottom) in the pocket and in hollow waves.

While swallowtails have the reputation of being difficult to release the fins and drift the tail, with the Weirdo Ripper you wont have any trouble throwing it around and busting out the fins because of the V bottom that runs down through to the fins. The Weirdo Ripper comes standard with Channel Islands Ultra Light glass construction (2 x 4 oz. on deck, 1 x 4 oz. on bottom).

I definitely recommend this board for any intermediate to advanced surfer that is looking for a fun small wave board that will also perform on bigger days.

Surfer Skill Level

Surfer Skill Level

Suitable for beginners through to advanced surfers.
Surfboard Rocker


Low entry rocker. Low exit rocker.
Surfboard Fin Setup

Fin Setup

Five Fins. My definite preference is as a thruster up to 3ft and as a quad above 3ft.
Surfboard Wvae Height Suitability

Wave Height

Perfoms well in Waves 1-6ft.
Surfboard Bottom Concaves

Bottom Concaves

Single concave under the front foot through to a double concave in the tail.
Surfboard Rails


Thicker rounded rails through the body. Tapering to a sharper rail where the wings begin.

Channel Islands Weirdo Ripper Dimensions

Length Width Depth Volume
5’4” 18 1/2 2 1/8 23.3L
5’5” 18 3/4 2 3/16 24.7L
5’6” 19 2 1/4 26.2L
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
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