Rusty Surfboards were created by Rusty Preisendorfer. Born in 1953, Rusty began designing surfboards by the age of sixteen and it was not long before he started shaping surfboards for major brands such as Canyon and Gordon and Smith. His profile grew as boards he had shaped became the choice of the champions earning ads and editorials in Surfer and Surfing magazine.
In the 1980s, Preisendorfer decides to brand his shapes with his own logo. This heralded the birth of the Rusty models being ridden by over half of pro surfers in the Top 16 including Australia's Mark Occhilupo and Californian Dave Parmenter. Rusty Surfboards are amongst the most respected board brands on the planet.