Iconic Shaper/Designer Rusty Preisendorfer to Talk Story at Huntington Surf and Sport on Saturday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 December, 2011 : - - Like many of the worlds greatest shaper/designers, Rusty began building himself boards in the backyard before landing a job shaping for legendary San Diego surfboard brand Gordon & Smith in the early Seventies. This lead him to team up with Canyon Surfboards and John Durward in the latter part of the Seventies where he began shaping boards for some of the Bustin Down the Door generation including the former ASP World Champions Shaun Tomson and Peter PT Townend.
In the early Eighties he befriended a young rising Australian Mark Occhy Occhilupo who was competing in San Diego in front of the Canyon Surfboards Surf Shop in Ocean Beach, which lead to their relationship when Rusty left Canyon to start Rusty Surfboards in 1985. Their collaboration developed a new style of surfboard that helped Occhy win back-to-back OP Pros in 85 and 86 and by the end of the Eighties it seemed like everybody was now riding a Rusty.
Through the next few decades, Rusty made boards on and off for many the worlds best surfers and in 2008 was named Shaper of the Year by Surfing Magazine. He continues to work at the highest level shaping and designing for Josh Kerr current ASP/WCT Top Ten in the world at number eight, who also just won the Video Performance of the Year at the recent Surfer Poll Awards on the North Shore from the Kerrazy Kronicles.
Hes also putting foam under the feet of Nate Yeomans. Damian Fahrenfort, Kalani Chapman, Jamie OBrien and a multitude of todays young rippers. This weekend at Huntington Surf & Sports Boardroom from 10a.m. until noon, come Talk Story with him all about the journey and his continued love for mowing foam.
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