High Performance Pack - Riptide


This upgrade kit is designed to fit any Riptide Electric Skateboard and drastically increase its maneuverability

The Surf Adapter on your front truck gives your board the tight carving ability that you need for surf training or surfstyle riding. The rear truck Rail Adapter gives a skateboard's rear truck, more lean. A skateboard with both the Surf and Rail Adapters feels so buttery smooth because you are separated from the ground by vibration dampening urethane bushings. It feels like there are cushions under both feet, lending the board to confidently turn tightly even on rough concrete.

The combination of Surf and Rail Adapter makes a skateboard much more stable at high speed that traditional skateboard trucks alone. They effectively eliminate speed wobbles by making the front wheels trail a leading pivot, just like the suspension on a car. The rear truck becomes much less squirrelly because the Rail Adapter stabilizes it's turning and makes the function of the rear truck all about grip. The board will feel very natural even at speed making drawn out carves.

All Riptide hardware necessary for installation is included. Installation time: 10 minutes.

Installation guide.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Mark Cox

The Waterborne Surf Adapter is so incredibly awesome! It makes my Riptide rip even more and makes it even more fun to ride. So stoked on it! Might have to invest in another adapter for my Boosted Board!

Antonio Argentieri

Fast delivery

Fun add on to your board - drop through (Tan Tien Deck and Paris Trucks) not recommended

Fun to ride. Really. Despite what follows:
I have a Tan Tien with the standard drop through Paris Trucks. Installation instructions are clear and well to follow, but: the base of the paris trucks is a little too large for the front surf adapter. Solutions: Either turn the trucks 180degrees (king pin looking inward) or using one of the little raising plattforms that were delivered as well. The plattforms work well, but extra screws are required (length). Now the board carves really nicely but it is very very high. Partly because the drop through does not drop through anymore, partly because of the little plattforms that I used as spacer and of course the surf adapter adds height. It is now nearly impossible to stand on the board without movement, once you got going, it carves nicely. I am hoping to get an eBoard soon and get over these issues. I guess for drop through and paris trucks, i could not really recommend this item, but it IS fun...
Shipment to Europe was super fast and easy. Paid my 21% import tax and all was well.

Leo & Pisces


Waterborne Black Bamboo is made by bathing fast growing bamboo in natural dye for 3 days. This allows the material time to soak in its new signature color, all the way to its core. The color will not be taken away by scratches, razor tail, or sun fade. Where other decks are maple wood sandwiched with bamboo venire, Waterborne Black Bamboo decks are 100% bamboo, and extremely robust!



LEO Black Bamboo Surfskate feels at home carving the boardwalk as much as it does riding ramps and bowls at the skatepark.

PISCES High Performance cruiser can effortlessly pump long distances thanks to its rear truck's Rail Adapter. It can zip through your town, local park, or campus with ease.



Our clear-coat griptape is made from 100%

recycled glass. The glass is crushed down to

a consistent grain size, and then tumbled

to take the edges off. It is then sprayed

onto our Black Bamboo decks for ideal

high performance grip, especially when

bare foot skating!

Black Bamboo New Mexican Adventure


is a shaped street deck with a kick in the nose and tail. The familiar deck makes this a great cross over board for anybody who has a background in park or street skating, and has taken an interest in Surfstyle. Lean hard onto your toes or heels, drop a hand onto the ground, and let the LEO wrap a tight circle around you.

Black Bamboo surfskates

We decided to make two surfskates with a classic design, quality feel, and modern style.


is a High Performance take on the cruiser board. The deck shape will be familiar to anybody who's ripped a cruiser through a college campus, across a beach town, or flown down a traffic-free mountain road. The twist on the PISCES is the Rail Adapter on the rear, which enables a much higher ceiling for carving speed. 15mph is the money zone on this board.


Living Water wheels

Our new 2022 urethane formula is a softer wheel and a harder core with the balance of the wheel leaning slightly more towards grip. The rounded edges allow these wheels to grab the ground more gradually after forcing them into a slide so they do not upset the balance of your board.


High Velocity Black Chrome Bearings

Bearings are often a detail that go overlooked in the design of a skateboard. However, these bearings and their packaging were developed to make the most difference in the feel of your board, yet create the least ecological impact.

Waterborne Skateboards Product Warranty | Lifetime Guarantee

All Waterborne Skateboards genuine products are guaranteed to perform through their lifetime. Surf and Rail Adapter Aluminum parts and kingpins are guaranteed never to fail under normal usage. Irregular usage is defined by performing high impact maneuvers, riding over 20mph, or riding while heavier than 250 lbs. Bushings are guaranteed against tearing for 2 years and properly maintained Surf Adapter bearings should last 1 year. If you have any questions or claims about one of our products please contact customer support here: support@waterborneskateboards.freshdesk.com