In our newest installment of Design Forum, Preisendorfer walks us through the Blackbird model, an elongated, voluminous step-up, designed for finding big barrels from Black’s Beach, SD to Ocean Beach, SF and beyond.
Well, as a lifeguard at Tavarua, he’d often spend six hours a day in the lineup at Cloudbreak–where he first homed in on Rusty’s “Slayer” model, a board with which the Blackbird shares a fair amount of DNA.
So what’s on Rusty Surfboards’ scion, and mastermind behind the new step-up model, “The Blackbird,” Clint Preisendorfer’s CV?
When getting mentally prepared to throw yourself over the ledge, or stroke into an open ocean bomb, having a shaper who knows the feeling certainly doesn’t hurt if you’re looking for peace of mind.
Read more here: Surfer Mag