Cheers to that! We’ll be sure to keep on the lookout for more from ‘School Fair’.
Now let’s get surf technical, what boards were you riding in your latest Rusty part?
5'9 Rusty Slayer 2
5'8 Rusty Blade
5'3 Classic Keel Fish
I believe all those models are up on the racks at Hydro Surf too.
Yeah bro, nice models…What volumes are you riding in the Blade, Slayer and Twin? And what’s your height weight? It can be helpful info for others to draw comparisons to their sizing recommendations.
I am about 5'8 at 70kgs
So, my Blade/Slayer are about 27.4 L
The Fish is about 28L
I think Dunedin crew want to add a litre to their boards because of how much wetsuit gear we have to wear in winter.
That’s a good point, most of us could benefit significantly with a bit more volume. A full rig of cold-water neoprene can add anywhere from 4-6 kgs to your weight.
What do you like about each board & what surf conditions does each board suit best?
The Slayer 2 is a must have for heavier conditions.
The Blade is a good all-around performance board and the fish is good in both big and small waves.
If you were to pick a 1 spot around town which is in your mind the perfect match for each of those boards, what 3 breaks would they be, and briefly, why?
My favourite spot is St Kilda, it gets heavy enough as well as soft and mushy for all those boards. Just got to make sure the JW bogans pick up their rubbish!
Good man. We surfers take so much joy home from time spent at the beach, least we can do is get rid of some rubbish in return.
Many will be wondering, why do you like to ride these short & wide keel fin fishes when the waves are big & barrelling?
Initially when I got The Fish from Rusty Preisendorfer I was coming back from a major ACL injury, so it was a bit of a safety net to start with. But while I found those fishes were a little sketchy with late drops etc, they are so fast and drivey in some conditions that they can become hard to look past.
Do you have a preference for fin set-ups?
I not stuck with anything, I think both thruster and keel options are great depending on what you want to feel.
If you could only ride one Rusty board for the rest of your life, which board would you choose?
I think for now it would be the stock 5'8 Blade. It's kind of boxy but I'm pretty sure it's based on Occy's 1984 pipe board.