Had the chance to demo a bunch of Rusty’s new 2013 surfboard designs and particularly liked the Neil Diamond. It’s a great high-performance shortboard for average surf conditions. The board I rode was a tri-fin, but it probably works great as a quad or even five-fin.
The Neil Diamond is a stout performance Shortboard is designed for those average days of surf from knee high to head high. It has a moderately full template with a wider nose and added volume for the ease of paddling.
The Neil’s bottom contour has a deep single concave with a subtle vee of the tail that generates drive and speed quickly. The shallow angular Diamond tail gives the Neil its distinct look. The Diamond tail shortens the rail length which makes your board feel a little smaller, easier to turn and a whole lot more alive in sloppy average conditions.
Bottom: Deep Single Concave
Fins: Thruster / upgrade to Five-fin is optional
Order one through the Rusty factory at 001 (US) – 858-578-0414 and check out the popular dimensions at Rustysurfboards.com