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The Panda is a HPSB designed for a heavier surfer. Good amount of rocker combined with a expressive single concave plus a kick in the last 3 inches of the tail; All that combined enable you to go vertical in tight arcs. The board has a curvy outline, a pronounced bump and a not so wide squash. The rails are tapered to sink in the water for powerful turns, keeping the thickness at the center with an accentuated dome deck. For waves waist high to double overhead.

length width thickness volume
5'8" 19.75" 2.58" 30.5L
5'9" 20.00" 2.60" 31.5L
5'10" 20.13" 2.65" 32.8L
5'11" 20.25" 2.70" 34.1L
6'0" 20.38" 2.74" 35.4L
6'1" 20.50" 2.78" 36.6L
6'2" 20.62" 2.80" 37.6L;
6'3' 20.75" 2.82" 38.6L
6'4' 20.88" 2.85" 39.8L
6'5' 21.13" 2.90" 41.5L

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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  • Panda

    Posted by Rex on Jun 13th 2016

    I have been surfing for over fifty years, so I'm a little slow on the jump up these days, and I'm not going to win any paddle battles. I weigh 175. The 6'4" panda fits all my needs. It is extremely responsive and an easy paddle.

  • I was looking for something like this

    Posted by ALONSO NUNEZ on Mar 25th 2016

    I´m a 160 lb, 5´10, 45 years old,good shape, once a week warrior using 5/4 hoodie,boots,gloves. Riding Rockaway waves(NYC) (mostly 4ft close out vertical to cylindrical walls) I am not heavy weight but really needed something that floats like my favorite summer fish (5'6, 33 lts) but moves and go vertical like my best short board(5'10, 27 lts). I couldn't find anything like that until I came across the RUSTY PANDA!!! Its so lively, so nervous, but at same time is so stable and user friendly. I love this board ( I bought the 5'10) Now I can go very fast and with a vertical approach but no paddle sacrifice at all.

  • Great Board

    Posted by Andy - Croyde, UK on Mar 14th 2016

    Nigel shaped me a Panda as my everyday shortboard for Croyde, UK. It handles everything from waist to double overhead. It goes in onshore mush and hollow clean conditions. Its really fast down the line and manoeuvrable. I'm a big guy, 97kg and the 6,2 floats me great. The extra volume really helps me in the UK winter when I am wearing a 6/5/4, boots, gloves and hood. Probably one of the best shortboards I have owned. Read the reviews and then buy one. You wont be disappointed. Thanks Rusty and NS.

  • Must have

    Posted by Jamie on Dec 13th 2015

    I got Aido to sort me this board down under. As soon as conditions are a little ruffly or not top to bottom, I get the panda.
    The reviews don't lie. Get one.
    Cheers rusty

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