Aren’t handshaped boards just becoming more and more rare? But, doesn’t their rareness make them all the more sweet? So, when a surfboard maker comes along and releases a set of 100 boards, handshaped by one of the most revered men in the game, being Rusty Preisendorfer, it’s of great interest. Enter: Rusty’s new Happy Shovel.
The Happy Shovel is all about fun. Limited-edition, handshaped fun. You’ll wanna be scooping this off your rack when it’s knee or shoulder high. Think low volume but high surface area. Paddling and planning is a breeze. Double-barrel concave with shortboard-kinda rails and a bladed diamond tail that lets you whip with ease. And, as to be expected in this age, the Shovel comes with a five-fin setup. Aesthetics-wise, The Happy Shovel has a full resin wash in one of three colours (yellow, blue, red), with Rusty’s Original logo and Californian Factory Authentication logo.
Only 100 of these have been handshaped by Mr Preisendorfer in Cali and shipped over to Oz, so if you want one, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find your closest stockist.
5’0″ x 19.00″ x 2.12″ V=22.1L
5’2″ x 19.25″ x 2.12″ V=23.9L
5’4″ x 19.50″ x 2.31″ V=26.1L
5’6″ x 19.75″ x 2.40″ V=28.3L
5’8″ x 20.00″ x 2.56″ V=31.2L
5’10″ x 20.25″ x 2.69″ V=34.3L
This clip, featuring Josh Kerr, Noa Deane and more, should make you want one. Hang in there too, ’cause while the first half’s all jovial slipperiness, the second half really lights up (Mr Kerr!).