The Dozer flies over flats and drives through power hacks. This is one of my favorite California performance surfboards. They work insane in fun, gutless surf.
Dozers are wider, thicker, and have more overall volume than a standard shortboard, so it’s a good idea to ride them four inches shorter. The flat tail rocker and single concave bottom gives the Dozer crazy scoot in little waves, without bogging or plowing.
If you know how to do airs, they are great for stomping punts. There’s enough hard, progressive rail to draw out power turns, and a breakaway point is easily controlled for drifting the tail through slides.
Like to ride mine as a tri-fin with WCT Futures fins, because they give the Dozer a lot of drive in small waves. I recommend going with an EPS (epoxy polystyrene) blank so it’s ultra light and durable, but PU (polyurethane) works great too.
Popular Dozer Dimensions:
5’6” x 19” x 2-1/4”
5’8” x 19-1/4” x 2-3/8”
5’10” x 19-1/2” x 2-1/2”
6’0” x 19-3/4” x 2-5/8”
6’2” x 20” x 2-3/4”
Check out a Dozer at Rusty.com or call the Rusty factory at 858-578-0414 to place an order.
Photo: John Maher surfing a Dozer at Restraunts, Tavarua, by Scott Winer.