Ozone Code V1 138 x 41cm 2018 Kitesurfing Review

Ozone Code V1 138 x 41cm 2018

Reviews / Twin Tips

Ozone 29,377

At A Glance

The Code V1 is Ozone’s first foray into board building, and they have not done it lightly. Famous already for their own purpose-built factory, they have done the same with their board line and grown their factory to accommodate a new production facility.

The Code V1 has been designed as a high-end freeride board. Available in 4 sizes, it will cover a large spectrum of rider sizes and preferences.

The board is made with a core of premium A-grade Paulownia, which keeps the weight of the board down while providing fantastic flex and strength. The core is then sandwiched between layers of high-quality Biaxial and UD fibreglass which provide a snappy response in the board and also add to the strength and flex.

The base of the Code V1 features a double concave; greater in the centre of the board then flattening out at the edges. This allows for a grippy carve and soft landings should you be coming in hot and fast.

Freeride is the aim with the CodeV1, and the deck features handy grab rails for board off moves!

The pad and strap combo are really well thought out and come as standard with the board. The inserts are made with A grade 316 stainless steel and as such are boot compatible, so for those who ride with bindings, there is no need to worry about pulling an insert.
A high quality and ergonomic grab handle, and bright coloured solid G10 fins complete the package.

Of great note is how little plastic Ozone have used in their packaging. Yes, there is some, however where many boards come wrapped in cellophane then each component is plastic packed, the only part of the CodeV1 to be plastic encased is the pads and straps set. This is an excellent decision by Ozone, and we hope many other brands follow suit if they are not already.

Sizes: 135/40, 138/41, 141/42, 144/43 cm

Fast, fun and oh so smooth!

On The Water

We are always excited to try a new line, or product from any brand, and to find how they believe the certain item should feel. Classic Ozone design and engineering has created a board, which is not only stable and forgiving enough for a beginner to jump on but packs some serious freeride performance.

The swallow shaped tips of the CodeV1 are relatively narrow which enables you to dig that back heel in to get some super satisfying carves on the go.

The pad and strap combo lock your feet in, and the simple adjustment system is not only effective but essential when riding in winter conditions, as we are right now with neoprene gloves on!

Upwind riding is effortless and should you encounter any chop, Ozone have worked really hard to produce a board with no spray in your face, and they have certainly achieved it!
The Code V1 is comfortable to ride in both chop and flat water, and in the waves, the board comes alive with fantastic rail to rail carves.

For some old school boosting and tricks the CodeV1 is simply brilliant. Excellent pop on take-offs springs you into the air, while either the comfy grab handle or grab recesses in the board encourages you to flip the board around. Landings are super stable, the slightly larger fins and double concave base stabilise and soak up heavy landings. Even coming in hot after loops the board will hold your speed and allow you to ride it out.

The CodeV1 is super fun not only for the boosting potential but also low-level tricks such as tricks to and from blind. The sticky nature and swallow tips grip the water and keep you stable at all points encouraging you to try more and more.

Though designed as a high performing freeride board, the Code V1 works very well for some unhooked freestyle. It is not a wakestyle board, but for popping, handle passes mixed in with boosts and freeriding it handles it all brilliantly, the potential is certainly there for riders who wish to mix it up.


The CodeV1 is exactly as Ozone have described, fast, fun and oh so smooth. This board will suit a vast majority of people, and as usual, has been built to Ozone's superior standards. Equally at home in flat water, chop and waves, it is a high performing all rounder which has just raised the bar for all.

Do you enjoy reading IKSURFMAG, using our App and website? We now need your support to keep IKSURFMAG going. Support IKSURFMAG from as little as £2 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you!



This review was in Issue 67 of IKSURFMAG.

For more information visit Ozone



By Ozone

Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Alpha V1 10m 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Alpha V1 10m 2019
Ozone Alpha V1

Another genre of kite we are seeing boom recently is the single strut. Single strut kites are a brilliant addition to your quiver, or even replacements for your quiver. They tend to be very lightweight, pack down much smaller for traveling, have huge amounts of depower and many are now performing incredibly well. Ozone have the Uno which is a…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Amp V1 9m 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Amp V1 9m 2019
Ozone Amp V1

An entirely new kite from Ozone, the Amp has been designed for those dedicated freestyle and park riders who need a tool to help them progress. Featuring 5 struts, a mid to high aspect ratio, both 4 and 5 line options and a C kite shaped design, the Amp has all the attributes to keep you at the top of…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Reo V5 9m 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ozone Reo V5 9m 2019
Ozone Reo V5

Building on the success of the Reo V4, the Ozone Reo is back in version 5 (V5) to make its mark once again as one of the top performing wave riding specific kites. The main structure of the kite has stayed the same with 3 struts, large inflate/deflate valve with 1 pump, a pulley-less bridle system and direct line attachments.…

By Robin and Sukie
With years of kite sport experience combined, you can be sure you’ll be receiving the highest quality of knowledge on the best equipment the industry has to offer.

Tried this? What did you think?


Subscribe it's Free!

Win a Re Solve Split Kiteboard From Kitelement this issue in our FREE subscriber prize draw.

By subscribing you will not only be first to read the mag but automatically entered into the prize draw every issue!

Draw closes on Wed 10th Apr, 2019
First name is required.

By subscribing you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy

Subscribe Another
Re Solve Split Kiteboard From Kitelement

Issue 72 Wed 6th Feb, 2019

Compact Series Surfboard from ODO Kiteboarding


Issue 71 Fri 7th Dec, 2018

A 2019 Mercury 6/4 Freezip and Vex Harness from Prolimit


Issue 70 Mon 8th Oct, 2018

CrazyFly Raptor LTD Neon Board


Issue 69 Tue 7th Aug, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera


Issue 68 Tue 12th Jun, 2018

GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera


Issue 67 Wed 11th Apr, 2018

Mystic Majestic X Harness


Issue 66 Fri 9th Feb, 2018

6m Flysurfer Stoke


Issue 65 Tue 12th Dec, 2017

7m Cabrinha Drifter + Fireball Bar Set Up


Issue 64 Wed 18th Oct, 2017

Board You Desire From Shinn


Issue 63 Tue 8th Aug, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 62 Sat 10th Jun, 2017

CrazyFly 2017 Sculp 9m and Sick Bar


Issue 61 Mon 10th Apr, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 60 Sun 5th Feb, 2017

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 59 Mon 5th Dec, 2016

GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera


Issue 58 Thu 13th Oct, 2016

Fireball Set Up with an Apollo Kite from Cabrinha


Issue 57 Tue 11th Oct, 2016

Blade Trigger 10m Kite


Issue 56 Sun 12th Jun, 2016

Board and Boot Set Up from Liquid Force


Issue 55 Sat 9th Apr, 2016

Nobile NHP Split Kiteboard


Issue 54 Sat 6th Feb, 2016

Wetsuit and Harness from Manera


Issue 53 Tue 10th Feb, 2015

Ride Engine Harness!


Issue 52 Wed 7th Oct, 2015

Prize Pack from TSHOTSH

Guy, Vince

Issue 51 Thu 13th Aug, 2015

Wainman Hawaii ManiaC Kite


Issue 50 Thu 4th Jun, 2015

Liquid Force Legacy Board


Issue 49 Fri 10th Apr, 2015

Slingshot Vision Board


Issue 48 Fri 30th Jan, 2015

Blade Mist Kite and Bar


Issue 47 Mon 8th Dec, 2014

2015 Core GTS3 8m Kite and Bar


Issue 46 Wed 8th Oct, 2014

Ozone Reo Wave Kite


Issue 45 Mon 4th Aug, 2014

Brunotti Board and a Pair of Sunglasses


Issue 44 Mon 9th Jun, 2014

Dakine Harness and Travel Bag


Issue 43 Wed 2nd Apr, 2014

Manera EXO Harness and Goodies!


Issue 42 Thu 30th Jan, 2014

North Gonzales Kite Board!


Issue 41 Mon 2nd Dec, 2013

Best Spark Plug Kite Board


Issue 40 Wed 9th Oct, 2013

Kiteloose Fatty Surfboard


Issue 39 Fri 2nd Aug, 2013

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition


Issue 38 Sun 2nd Jun, 2013

CrazyFly Sculp 9m Kite and Sick Bar System


Issue 37 Mon 1st Apr, 2013

Kitesurf Holiday Experience with Kirsty Jones


Issue 36 Sat 2nd Feb, 2013

2013 F-One Bandit 6 9m Kite


Issue 35 Mon 3rd Dec, 2012

Soul Drysuit by Ocean Rodeo


Issue 34 Mon 1st Oct, 2012

2013 Mystic Wetsuit and Harness


Issue 33 Sun 5th Aug, 2012

Wainman Joke Kitesurfing Board


  1. The Promotion is organised by IKSURFMAG and the participating brand stated on the subscribe page. You are providing your information to IKSURFMAG, not the participating brand. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of facilitating the Promotion and notifying you when new issues of our totally free magazine are released. We will never sell or supply your details to any 3rd parties.
  2. You can opt out of any future emails by clicking the unsubscribe link within the footer of the email at any time.
  3. The winner will be notified by email shortly after the closing date shown. Previous winners will not be eligible to win again until at least three new Promotions have run.
  4. Winners must reply to our email within two weeks or a new winner will be drawn. Please check all spam folders to avoid loosing out.
  5. Participants only need to enter once in order to be eligible for all future prize draws.

Share - Ozone Code V1 138 x 41cm 2018