Fanatic Ripper 2018



With our years of experience, extensive knowledge base and technical know-how, we’ve developed a setup guaranteed to get the next generation hooked on windsurfing; a sport they can grow passionate about and enjoy for years to come.

With 7 children between them – Fanatic Brand Manager Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic UK Agent Nik Baker, and Shaper Sebastian Wenzel – they have all drawn on past experiences and needs of their younger riders, in order to develop a successful concept. The result, a perfect board / rig package to pass on the passion to the up-and-coming windsurfers. The Ripper comes as a soft version of the popular Gecko 112 shape, providing the much sought after light wind planing abilities and stable platform. Offering up a variety of footstrap options and removable center fin, it not only reiterates the versatility of the Ripper, but also certifies that it is in fact a board any grom can grow and advance with. The shape guarantees top speeds perfect for the adventurous thrill seeker, as well as adults looking to exhibit their skills on the very same board.


  • Softdeck > No pain = gain!
  • CAD analysed power rocker line for optimum waterline
  • Retractable daggerboard provides great light wind tracking, while a sealable slot is available for high wind use
  • Multiple footstrap settings for great versatility – updated after feedback from experts in our school programme.
  • Simple mastfoot steering, glide and control is ensured by the longer outline
  • Sleek pintail makes it easy to master the gybe
  • Carrying handles for easy transportation


  • Volume: 112 l
  • Width: 73 cm
  • Length: 239 cm
  • Fittings: Fanatic Ripper 30 cm; 39 cm / Power Box
  • Recommended Sailsize: < 8.0 m²

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