Special Live Auction Item "Rusty SurfBoard"
Rusty Preisendorfer has given true meaning to the phrase, "You can be whatever you want when you grow up." With a talent for art and design too impressive to deny, Rusty has taken his passion of shaping surfboards and made a life out of it.
Early in 2007 Rusty started to stand-up paddle primarily to cross train for his surfing; “beats going to the gym!”. Soon after he started building SUP’s. Several factors made the transition into the bigger boards quite easy and natural. Rusty has a long history of building bigger boards, including sailboards in the early 80’s. He has been using CAD programs to design boards for nearly a decade. This allows for strong control over design and experimentation but with complete repeatability. Since the closure of Clark Foam in late 2005, he has focused on EPS/Epoxy construction. In addition, Rusty has been working on his own vacuum bagged custom composites for several years.
“Stand up paddling gets me in the water virtually every day. I love the tranquility of open water touring. And, after having surfed for 40 plus years, I also enjoy the challenge of a new approach to riding waves. Sharing the experience is equally rewarding.”
- Rusty Dec. 2009
For nearly 25 years Rusty Surfboards has been known for exploring new designs and technologies.
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