The Rusty GTR is a loose and forgiving hybrid shortboard. It works insane in waves under head high, so it’s a great board for Southern California.
The GTR flies over flat sections with its single concave bottom, and goes on rail like a shortboard with its progressive outline. Riding it a few inches shorter than a standard shortboard allows the rider to slide the tail without the nose getting in the way.
It’s one of the best high-performance small-wave surfboards available. The GTR is incredibly responsive and will help you enjoy progressive surfing Southern California conditions.
I ride my GTR a bit wider and thicker than my standard shortboards and use Futures AM2 fins. Chose either EPS or PU foam, whichever buoyancy and feeling under your feet you prefer.
A similar alternative to the GTR is the Rusty R1. If you’re looking for something a little more versatile when the swell bumps up, the R1 is a good choice. The R1 is the quiver step between the GTR and a Rusty Redline shortboard.
Popular GTR dimensions:
5’10″ x 18-1/2″ x 2-1/8″
5’11″ x 18-5/8″″ x 2-1/8″
6’0″ x 18-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
6’1″ x 18-7/8″ x 2-1/4″
6’2″ x 19″ x 2-3/8″
6’4″ x 19-1/4″ x 2-7/16″
Or order a custom GTR shaped just for you.
Have Rusty break the GTR down for you in the shaping bay.