Riptide later joined his teammates to fight against the X-Men. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, while Erik Lehnsherr was magnetically pulling Shaw's submarine out of the water, Riptide created a tornado, causing both the X-Jet and the submarine to crash on the beach. He was knocked out when Erik pulls a piece of the submarine hull out on top of him. After Sebastian Shaw is killed, Riptide joins Magneto's new Brotherhood of Mutants, along with Mystique, Angel Salvadore and Azazel.
Aerokinesis - Riptide is capable of creating and manipulating powerful winds of various sizes by spinning his hand.
Cyclone Spinning - He is also capable of using the wind to spin at tremendous speeds, becoming, at best, a human tornado with enough force to toss a submarine and the X-Jet a large distance. His tornado's could also suck up water, without negatively affecting riptide.
flight - Riptide showed capable of supporting himself in midair while within his tornado. He demonstrated this when he destroyed a satellite dish and attacked the x-jet
Tornado Manipulation - Riptide could create smaller tornado's, and could control their movement and intensity. He used this to hurl Colonel Hendry across a room and overturn two speedboats.
Enhanced Rotation- Riptide is capable of spinning at superhuman speeds without it affecting his balance or coordination. He is capable of being the eye of his own hurricane.
Spatial Awareness- Likely to be a trained ability or part of his mutation. Riptide is capable of guiding himself whilst spinning. He was able to destroy Cerebro without accidentally harming the young mutants or destroying the part of the facility they were in.