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