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Zeppelin

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The Zeppelin is a hybrid that really likes to fly! This board is packed with foam and float where it counts,featuring a triple concave bottom, a full outline, low entry and low tail rocker. The grab rails provide for a thinner, more positive, feeling rail that allows for smoother rail to rail transitions. Taking off now!

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  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Price shown is for EPS surfboards only.
  • Please contact for custom orders.
  • Shipping cost for boards is based on size.

Board Description

The Zeppelin is a hybrid that really likes to fly! This board is packed with foam and float where it counts,featuring a triple concave bottom, a full outline, low entry and low tail rocker. The grab rails provide for a thinner, more positive, feeling rail that allows for smoother rail to rail transitions. Taking off now!

length width thickness volume
6'0" 21.13" 2.62" 36.93L
6'2" 21.38" 2.74" 40.17L
6'4" 21.62" 2.87" 43.90L
6'5" 21.75" 2.93" 45.60L
6'6" 21.87" 3.00" 47.70L
6'8" 22.12" 3.12" 51.50L
6'10" 22.37" 3.18" 54.40L
7'0" 22.62" 3.25" 57.60L
7'2" 22.93" 3.31" 60.49L
7'3" 23.00" 3.37" 62.85L
7'4" 23.10" 3.43" 61.20L
7'5" 23.18" 3.50" 66.87L
7'6" 23.25" 3.56" 68.93L
7'7" 23.38" 3.62" 71.30L
7'8" 23.50" 3.68" 73.60L
7'10" 23.75" 3.81" 78.64L
8'0" 24.00" 3.94" 83.92L
8'2" 24.25" 4.07" 89.40L
8'4" 24.50" 4.20" 94.96L
8'6" 24.75" 4.33" 100.97L
8'8" 25.00" 4.46" 107.08L

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  1. Rips

    Posted by on Mar 26th 2019

    Perfect board for big guys or guys whose best days are behind them. I ride it with a quad setup and it goes fast as hell. Turns great as well for how fat it is and how high it rides. I’m sure someone who surfed better could even get it fully vertical. All in all a perfect board for catching a ton of waves and yelling at the kids to get outta the way.

  2. So Far

    Posted by on Dec 15th 2018

    Have been eyeballing this board for about 2 years now. Started surfing in the early 80's as a kid on a limited budget, read "only had one board." so learned to surf the hard way = on a shortboard. 40 years later fortunate to have a modest quiver: short board, hybrid and longboard. Winter surfing in northern New England with an extra 10lbs of wetsuit weight kind of renders the shortboard useless that's what made the Zeppelin attractive as it looked like a shortboard substitute fast and plus ready to float me/paddle with the added weight. I am 155lbs 5'7" finally pulled the trigger and grabbed the 6'4" from the rack at my surf shop. Took it out yesterday for the first time at my normal beach break spot was 1'-3'; the bigger sets were breaking outside and dying before reforming on the inside to be mostly shore bashing. I was able, on a few of the larger outside sets, to catch the wave, drive it nicely, great feel, fast, turns, control, and then 'bunny hop" it through the deeper water into the inside shore break for a few more turns and pull out. This is my normal surf spot and in all these years (~15) I don't think I have done that before, certainly have tried, but in that deeper water zone never was able to maneuver my boards over that area to ride it all the way in. I often think of my boards as analogous to automobiles, not that I have driven them all, but I see the Zeppelin as a BMW 5 Series vs. a Ferrari or big old Cadillac. I am surprised this board does not get more attention, I asked one of the 'youtuber' board review "experts" to review this and got a "that's not the kind of board I ride" response, which made me hesitant to go this route, but after yesterday absolutely not disappointed and surf report is calling for 5'+ in the next day or two, I will be riding the Zeppelin and might repost, just really stoked so far...current water temp 42 and air 19...brrrr.

  3. So fun

    Posted by on Feb 13th 2018

    Over 50 and finally found a shorter board that I can ride and have fun again. There are no sacrifices made in paddle or my wave count on my 7 ft 8. This board rips and turns so easy, I am so happy to be off the 9ft logs and riding my Zeppelin.

  4. Best board for me...great transition out of a long board...paddles better than anything I have been on.

    Posted by on Aug 21st 2017

    This board just paddles amazing. I am consistently surprised by how well it paddles. This is my go to board these days...I absolutely love this thing!

  5. Amazing combination of paddle power, ease of turning and speed.

    Posted by on Nov 24th 2016

    Wow! I'm riding a 7-6 Zeppelin and it (really!) turns quicker than my 7-0 fish! I'm 6-3 200 pounds - and I can paddle into waves very close to as easy as my 9-6 longboard - or I can do a late takeoff and it pivots quickly down the line like my shortboard. This board just takes off - its the fastest board I've ever ridden - and I can beat out lots of sections. The lightweight and high performance design have helped me to really improve my surfing as my wave count is much higher, yet I can still whip around on the waves. I find this is my go-to boards nearly every day. It works great in both gutless knee high slop and well overhead powerful waves.

  6. My Search Has Ended

    Posted by on Sep 22nd 2016

    I have been searching for years for a shortboard that paddles like a longboard, turns on a dime and is fast. I have finally found this board in the Rusty Zeppelin. I am 6' 2", 265 lbs and just purchased a 7' 4" Rusty Zeppelin, I can confirm that it does everything they say it will plus some. If you are a big guy and want something that paddles like a dream yet allows you to generate speed and turn well, then go get yourself a Zeppelin.

  7. Custom Zeppelin by Pedro

    Posted by on Sep 9th 2016

    Worked with Pedro on his CAD to customize my Zeppelin. 6'10" x 21" x 2 5/8. 43L. Did it with EPS and epoxy, 2+1 fin set up. Ride it all around La Jolla, typically 2+1 (6.5" center fin and side bites) or with single fin (8"). It's a dream. The best all around wave hog machine I've ever had. Works pretty much everywhere except Big Blacks when it's A framing. Places like Windansea, South Bird, Scripps, large PB Pt., it is a flowing, hacking machine. Stoked!

  8. SoCal Bliss

    Posted by on Jan 4th 2016

    Soft surf and your everyday board, the Zepplin is a bliss. I'm not one to drive around a million breaks to find that punchy, hollow wave, perfect for that ultra performance board. I have my breaks and like to have a board that will deliver a fun session for most days I'm out, not just those perfect surf sessions. The Zepplin is just that. It's my go-to board and it reliably delivers fun surf sessions day-in and day-out. It holds a line well, paddles well, and will give you plenty of control on turns, unlike those twin-fin fish. Love it!

  9. Goodtimes

    Posted by on Jan 3rd 2016

    I am 61 years of age and 235 lbs (a big old dude). I rode an 8' big cat for 7 years in chest high waves and above. For smaller stuff I had a fun shape and a long board. In the Zeppelin I have found a board that rides well in 1 ft ankle slappers to 6'-8' walls.I kept with the 8' length. The board is very user friendly; easy to turn and trim. The board is also an efficient paddler. It rides well as a quad or thruster, I prefer the quad set up. I was surprised on bigger waves at how well the board handles, no wiggle (cavatation) in the tail and the board is very solid in powerful waves. This board design brings the best of the past (G&S Magic, Bing Foil, Rick Rountail, Weber Ski) with a good helping of G&S Gypsy and Modern Machine influence blended into a modern hi-performance shortboard that anyone can enjoy and improve there surfing with

  10. Pure Fun

    Posted by on Dec 5th 2015

    Picked up my new 7'4 Zeppelin from Rusty's yesterday and got it in the water for the first time today (overhead surf). I had an absolute blast on this board! I'm 45 yrs, 6'4 @ 230 and this board floats and paddles into waves like a dream. The EPS foam construction makes it very light and responsive/fast (recommend the quad set-up). At the same time the board feels very solid underfoot, not like those other "corky" EPS boards. I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this model to fellow "big-guy" surfers looking for a shorter/maneuverable board that has the floatation and paddle power of a longboard. Many thanks to Danny at the Rusty factory for helping me out with the order and custom add-ons. I'm stoked!

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