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Model 8

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For the Model 8 we added more rocker coming from the Sista Brotha which translates into quicker and shorter arc turns. The deck is flatter, creating more natural flex, paddling power yet making the board more sensitive. A bit fuller nose helps transitioning through flatter spots and dead sections but not compromising the lip attack. The board is fast, loose and surfs a great variety of conditions from punchy beach breaks to long points.

length width thickness volume
5'5" 18.30" 2.13" 23.0L
5'6" 18.40" 2.15" 23.6L
5'7" 18.50" 2.18" 24.6L
5'8" 18.60" 2.20" 25.2L
5'9" 18.70" 2.22" 26.0L
5'10" 18.82" 2.25" 26.8L
5'11" 18.85" 2.28" 27.8L
6'0" 19.00" 2.32" 28.8L
6'1" 19.10" 2.35" 29.8L
6'2" 19.25" 2.40" 31.0L
6'3" 19.35" 2.45" 32.3L
6'4" 19.45" 2.50" 33.5L
6'5" 19.50" 2.55" 35.0L
6'6" 19.60" 2.65" 36.7L
6'7" 19.70" 2.70" 38.0L
6'8" 19.85" 2.75" 39.6L

Turnaround time on boards is going to range anywhere from 2-4 weeks once we start shaping depending on the construction of the board. Estimated turnaround times are as follows:

  • Poly (PU) - 2 weeks
  • Epoxy / Epoly - 3 weeks
  • Torsion Spring - 4 weeks

In the event that the product you purchased online is defective and requires any form of warranty, you need to contact our Customer Service by phoning 858-578-0414 or email at Our Customer Service team will then inform you how to return the product and give you a Return Authorization number. This warranty does not cover damage or malfunctions caused by normal wear and tear, accident, abuse, neglect, improper storage or handling, misuse, vandalism, acts of God, or other causes external to the product.

Please note that a change in mind does not constitute an acceptable reason for return in our mind.

Colors on surfboards shipped to customers may vary from colors ordered by customers due to countless factors such as differences in color modes on image files, browsers, palettes, printer’s ink, etc. Such variances in colors do not constitute acceptable grounds for return. 

You have 21 days from the receipt of the online shipment to return any defective item for credit or exchange, provided the merchandise is unused, in original condition, and is returned in the original shipping container .


In the event the product is received damaged, immediately email describing your damages. Please include pictures of the surfboard damage as well as the outside and inside packaging. Do not discard any of the shipping materials until we have resolved the claim. Do not use your surfboard if it arrives damaged.

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  • Love the board and team behind it

    Posted by Diogo Duarte on Aug 20th 2020

    I had a trip scheduled and the rusty team went above and beyond to get the board to me before my trip. Tracy, Pedro, you guys are my heroes. I am surfing the Genevieve hurricane swell in Cabo bc of you!!

  • Perfect compromise between performance and user friendly

    Posted by Jaime on Apr 9th 2019

    Bought the Model 8 off the rack in Europe (there is a factory in Portugal making Rusty boards) and was so happy with it that I ended up getting another one online. So yeah considering I have 2 of them you can imagine I like the Model 8. It paddles great and works in punchy French/Mexican beach breaks just as much as on your regular California point. Being the average intermediate surfer I really enjoy how forgiving the board but without sacrificing speed or performance in general. Ordering from the website was a first for me, but not a last. The team followed up via email and phone calls to make sure they'd build a board that would work for me. Rusty made some adjustment to the stock dims according to my age/weight/level, suffice to say he nailed it. Oh and yeah ion case you're wondering he did sign it, how cool is that?
    I got a PU build, my dims ended up being 6'3 32.9L /19.35"/2.45" I'm 6'1/178 (1m84/79Kg).

  • Speed and control

    Posted by Gabriel on Oct 16th 2018

    Amazing board! Tons of speed with a lot of drive and control. At same time It's responsive and goes vertical in the pocket. Best board I've ever had! I got mine in Torsion Spring tech and
    It's great! It works in windy days and bumpy Waves without any chattering. I have used in different beach breaks in Brazil and I really recomend.

  • Model 8

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 15th 2017

    This board is an all around ripper. I can't believe there isn't more hype about it. This has to be one of the best all arounders on the market. Mine is made of the torsion spring technology and its so damn lively. Surf's fast and vertical.

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