CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

Pure Glass.
Pure passion.

Universal+ Series Performance Surfboard

The original is back with a radical new look and an even wider range. The forth gen Ripper features a completely new outline and improved rocker that’s incredibly easy to ride. The user-friendly shape will have you high-five-ing and hang-ten-ing ankle biters to head highs. Ripper. New shape. But with the same classic flex, a polyurethane and glass board is known for.


So, what’s new?

Everything, except the construction and thruster fins. For starters, the Ripper features a wider, fish-inspired, profile and new mini swallow tail. The additional width and volume focused around your feet make it easier than ever to ride under-powered or sloppy waves. We reduced fin toe-in by 4mm to give it more drive and added a mini swallow tail for a little extra bite in the corners. Imagine the fun you’ll have in sloppy waves. Yesss, fun! Give it a try. You’ll see. Just remember to demo the smaller sizes too. You may find your perfect Ripper is one size smaller now.

Ripper. If you wanna rip around. 

Sizes: 5'4'' – 5'8'' – 5'11''

Key Feature Snapshot



Designed in Germany. Handcrafted in Portugal.

Engineered in Fehmarn. And made in Portugal by expert shapers and glassers. Producing them in small runs ensures dimensional perfection and the classic, glass board performance Ripper owners expect.






EZ Shortboard Outline - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

EZ Shortboard OutliNE NEw!

Inspired by Fish shapes, we added 28mm in width to the outline between the straps and shifted the volume a little more forward. Thickness is reduced to compensate for the additional area. And you’ll notice the nose is a little fuller. As a result, board volume for the 5’8” increases from 24.4l to 26l. These changes improve drive, stability, and wave riding on bigger kites or smaller waves.

Progressive Rocker - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

Progressive Rocker NEw!

The Ripper features a 3 stage progressive rocker with a fast, flat middle. The front rocker hasn’t changed much and the rear rocker is reduced 6mm giving a little extra speed in the turns. Three-stage rockers are fantastic at increasing speed in the flats while improving carves when engaging the tail.

Mini Swallow Tail - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

Mini Swallow Tail NEw!

The Ripper moves from a round tail to a mini swallow design. Increased surface area adds lift, speed, and grip in the corners. 


Foam selection is critical to board performance. So we use only the best closed-cell PU or polyurethane foam from Surfblanks. Our PU foam prevents waterlogging even when punctured. It can also be precisely shaped giving our board superior flex and improved dimensional accuracy. Enjoy worry-free surfing even after dinging your board. That’s Active Foam Core.

Active Foam Core + Classic Glass Coat - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard


Preferred by pro surfers everywhere, glass boards provide a softer, more flexible ride with less bounce. Our multi-layer fiberglass and resin process delivers precisely tuned rails, a classic surf feel, and of course, good looks.

Double Stringer - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard


A laminated wood stringer is inlaid along the full length of the board to manage longitudinal flex and give the Ripper its signature feel. A second visible wood stringer is inlaid horizontally also along the length of the board to accept strap inserts. The double stringer is then laminated to the fiberglass producing a very durable deck.

Tucked Underline - Ripper 3 + Green Room

Tucked Under Rails

The hand-shaped rails feature a progressive “tucked under” rail design that releases water better yet maintains the classic smooth and forgiving ride you’d expect from a glass board. The central 60/40 tucked under rail transitions seamlessly into a hard tail rail to provide greater maneuverability.

Tucked Under Rails - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

Single Concave NEw!

The Ripper features a single concave bottom that adds lift and improves grip in turns.


The deck is fitted with V4A inserts to receive optional CORE straps in your favorite stance position.

Blunt Nose - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

Blunt Nose

The Ripper also misses a bit of its nose. It’s safer, more durable, and just plain cool. The blunt-nosed Ripper fits nicer in board bags and travels better in oversized luggage.

Thruster Fin Setup - CORE Ripper 4 Waveboard

Thruster Fin Setup

Thrusters turn tighter than quads and release super easy for cleaner moves off the lip. The Ripper continues with the three fin thrusters for that classic loose feel. We’ve reduced toe-in by 4mm on the new Ripper to improve drive and speed, though.



CORE carries over the Original FCS II fin box system. FCS II is the keyless fin system that enables 2-second fin changes without tools. It’s wise to stick with the global standard in fin boxes for the day you lose a fin on your favorite reef. Because it’s backward compatible (in that it still retains grub screws to secure any old FCS fin you or your friends may have), you will be back on the water in no time. Now that’s progress.


Original FCS II Fins

Bring your own or choose from three recommended FCS II thruster fin sets: The standard FCS II Carver Glass Flex (GF), the more advanced “Accelerator Neo Glass“ or the pro FCS II Performer PC Carbon Tri Set.

FCS II Carver GF Fins

FCS II Carver GF Tri Set

FSC II Accelerator Neo Glass Fins

FCS II Accelerator PC Tri Set

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Fins
"Ultra High-End“

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Tri Set

CORE Straps

CORE Straps

Although the Ripper comes out of the box strapless, it’s designed for our optional CORE straps.


Surfboard Finder

Strapless Freestyle


Big Wave

CORE Green Room Chart
CORE Ripper Chart
CORE 720 Chart


Ripper 4 5'4''18 1/2'' | 2'' | 22,6l50 - 75 kg
Ripper 4 5'8'' 19'' | 2 1/8’' | 26l65 - 90 kg
Ripper 4 5'11''19 5/16" | 2 3/16’’ | 29l> 80 kg

The Ripper comes standard with a Rear Traction Pad, leash plug and FCS II fin boxes.

Now available at your local CORE retailer.



Ripper 4 5'4''1099 EUR
Ripper 4 5'8''1099 EUR
Ripper 4 5'11''1099 EUR
Ripper 4, Green Room 2, 720 II Traction Pad CENTER + FRONT84 EUR
FCS II Carver L Glass Flex Wave Surfboard Thruster Fin Set49,90 EUR
FCS II Accelerator L Performance Core Wave Surfboard Fin Set104,90 EUR
FCS II Performer L PC Carbon Wave Surfboard Fin Set129 EUR
Surf Straps for Waveboards (set of 2)76,60 EUR
*suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.
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