Channel Islands' airs the Weirdo Ripper
A fishtail and some cutaway rails make this one of the sharpest summertime tools
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 January, 2013 : - - Much like a bread knife, this jagged little raft will cut through even the thickest summer loaf. You never really can have a good enough summer board. Where most fish-esque boards have take the route of super, super squashed-down shortboards (rounded square, etc) the Weirdo adheres to no such convention.
A fishtail and some cutaway rails make this one of the sharpest tools in the shed. And when you're trying to cut through mush, there ain't nothing better.
Originally designed by Yadin Nicol, and favoured heavily by Evan Geiselman, the Weirdo is the distant nephew of CI's Pod model, and spent a year in development behind the scenes (with men like Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater) before seeing light.
"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," says CI. "Ride the Weirdo 2” to 5” shorter than your height." Hey, you heard 'em! Designed for waist to slightly overhead surf, and favors a lined-up wave. Oh Ripper, you are a weirdo, but you're so excellent.
Source: Red Bull
Author: Andrew Schoener
Tags: Weirdo Ripper, Channel Islands Surfboards, Yadin Nicol, Evan Geiselman