Rusty ’84 Surfboard

The Rusty ’84 is one of the most fun small-wave surfboards I’ve ever ridden. It’s a copy of Occy’s pro model, taken from when he was dominating the World Tour in the 1980s, but is now shaped with a more progressive rail.

True to the original 1984 model, Rusty kept the deck and bottom really flat, made it a really wide tri-fin, and even put a beak on the nose.

The ’84 works great around Southern California when the surf’s small. The board paddles so good, gliding on top of the water, and fits in little waves. Its rail is perfect for all kinds of turns, especially drawn-out cutbacks, it goes well off the bottom, and it’s actually great for doing airs since it hauls ass and has such a wide and flat deck for stomping punts.

I ride the ’84 on days that a fish or longboard would be appropriate, but have more fun on the ’84 because it allows me to get progressive and still do power turns.

If you don’t order yours with glass-on fins, try riding Futures WCTs or FCS K fins in your ’84; the combination of the stocky fins and wide tail is mental! Order it either PU or epoxy; you’ll be stoked on both.

Popular dimensions:

5’10” x 19-1/2″ x 2″
6’0″ x 19-3/4″ x 2-3/16″
6’2″ x 20-1/4″ x 2-5/16″
6’4″ x 20-1/2″ x 2-7/16″
6’6″ x 20-3/4″ x 2-9/16″

Between the GTR, Dozer, and ’84, all of your small-wave Southern California bases are covered!

Listen to Rusty break down the R. ’84.


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4 Responses to Rusty ’84 Surfboard

  1. jorden peirce says:

    Hey Monster! That 84 booard looks sick! What size board would you recommend I buy? I normally ride 6 foot 3 to 6 foot 4 as my short board…

    • John Maher says:

      Yeah Jordo!!! They work insane. Check out getting a 5’11 or 6’0. They haul ass and go on rail so good, the ultimate performance “fun” board. I ride mine a few inches shorter than my shortboard and it feels perfect because they’re so much wider and are a bit thicker than a normal shortboard.
      Miss you guys, say hi to your awesome family, hope to see you sometime before long amigo. Heard there was another heavy shark attack over there recently? Cool Jordo! yew

      • jorden peirce says:

        Hey mate! I brought a dumpster diver(Al Merrick) 5 foot 9
        I didnt actually enjoy it – I think it was slightly too small…
        What size 84 board are you riding? Are these only available in the states?

        Yeah their have been 3 attacks(deaths) in west oz recently. Everyone is too scared to swim at the beach kinda like the summer of jaws.haha
        I might be heading to Cali next year for a couple of weeks. We will have to catch up!

        • John Maher says:

          Yeah a lot of guys bought Dumpster Divers, proabably because Dane kills it on them, but I don’t think they work very well at all. The tails are to extreme square so they suck wrapping the board around doing cutback’s and carves.
          Ride the Rusty ’84 just an inch or two shorter than your shortboard and it should go great. Try PU or EPS, they both work great, EPS is a little more expensive, buoyant, and durable. PU is classic and seems like the perfect weight and flex. If you contact Rusty through his Surfboard Website they should get back to you. Otherwise there is AIDO and the Rusty Boyz in Perth OZ division that can shape you a sick one. I’ll call the Rusty guys and see for sure.
          Get some barrels!!!

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