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CA. Summer Boards #2935105
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Yes, the crowds can suck, but I always look forward to Summer in California. Still blows my mind how the biggest Ocean on mother earth can go despicably flat for weeks on end, but as long as we've got some 2'-3'+ running I'm in.

I'm a Rusty fan, so someone talk me out of this one. I'd probably get it in XPS/Torsion Spring despite the partial overseas manufacturing. I know some people ride them ridiculously short, so I'm debating on size as well, but I'm 5' 11" 185lbs and officially middle aged, so I'm leaning towards the 5' 11" 37L. eek Goal would be a small wave board to battle the longboard / funboarders that could transition up to head high surf nicely.

https://www.rustysurfboards.com/torsion-spring-dwart-too/
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Re: CA. Summer Boards [Re: 92122] #2935112
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Get a Von Sol Flyng Manta. Thank me later. Check the 100s of pages on it in the Design Forum. Best small wave groveler period.

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i'd like to try a dwart. really stoked on my stamps banjo but i wouldn't call it a true groveler.

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Re: CA. Summer Boards [Re: 92122] #2935180
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Dwart 2 looks fun. I bet you might be able to pick one up at a slight discount at the Boardroom show in May. Looks like Rusty is having a sale $100 all customs for Spring on their website too.

I've had all of the following boards and they have all carried me thru summers + many days the rest of the year in Southern Cal.

Von Sol Manta
Superbrand Fling
Raynor Ascendant

Yknow what they all have in common? flat entry rocker and a super wide squash tail

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Re: CA. Summer Boards [Re: 92122] #2935203
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I've been eyeing the dwart too as well. Looks good in person. retodd has a regular dwart and loves it.

I almost pics up a torsion spring version recently but I thought I read there were construction issues on the earlier models.

92122, please order a 5'9" or 5'10" so that you can sell it to me if you don't like it wink

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The new dwarf has pinched rails and less tail width at the one foot Mark

If you are in SD for summer and want to stick with rusty

https://www.rustysurfboards.com/big-block/

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Originally Posted by silentbutdeadly


92122, please order a 5'9" or 5'10" so that you can sell it to me if you don't like it wink



laugh

The 5' 10" would be the same 35L volume as my Rusty Chew Toy, which seems to prefer a bit of push and 3' - 6' waves. Still really like this board but struggle with it a bit. I want to ride it all the time so I'm used to it when the surf picks up, but its a lot of work when the surf is small.

Going up a couple liters should make it easier on me in the majority of conditions I'm out in. I still cant fathom how a 185lb dude rides low 30 liters in small waves.




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The new dwarf has pinched rails and less tail width at the one foot Mark

If you are in SD for summer and want to stick with rusty

https://www.rustysurfboards.com/big-block/


Felt up a Big Block at the Miramar factory once. Struck me that it might not transition into steeper barreling beach break waves too well, but what do I know..??.. Thought maybe it was discontinued because it's only listed in the archives section of RustySurfboards.com shrug


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for a true groveler I would bump it up even more IMO.

For reference, my DD is 32 L and my groveler is an album sub at approx 35-37L (guessing).

I would like a groveler that has a bit more upper range and that can handle steeper dumpy small waves we get in summer so I would get my dwart too in the 34-35 L range.

I'm 6'0" 205

Some popular models from this forum:

Von Sol Manta
Super Brand Fling
Album Sub

Can't really go wrong with any of them.

You also have to ask yourself how you are going to surf these waves? Hipster cruisy, or hgh performance ripping like you do in bigger stuff? The boards mentioned above lean towards the later but can do both. There are also some hipster boutique grovelers that are awesome too. Just depends on what you're going for.


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Maybe see if there is a demo new dwart

My OG dwart does good in mush and in stepper waves but I can see how some people would not like the full rails .

I like full rails and board that I can push on . highly recommended the Og dwart

Big block looks like a blast too .... Twin plus trailer mush busters are fun

Manta and fling are too
Manta like 5 fins
Fing like thruster
Don't sleep on that mandala super chump if you got the coin

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a lot of expertise here on boards that work in complete garbage surf.

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They have demos but they charge 50 bucks. Still worth it though and I plan on it if I ever become healthy and surf again.

OB: These high perf grovelers have been game changers for people like me, especially in summer.


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Originally Posted by jkb
I wish my winter boards were different from my summer boards bawling


Same here, I technically don't own a good wave shortboard anymore.

Really want to try ..lost Massym and MR California fish this summer.


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Originally Posted by silentbutdeadly
They have demos but they charge 50 bucks. Still worth it though and I plan on it if I ever become healthy and surf again.

OB: These high perf grovelers have been game changers for people like me, especially in summer.


oh i hear you. i surf the same mostly bad waves myself. just poking fun at us.

i do think it's true though that SoCal in particular has really taken the grovel board to the next level.

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