FLEA-DOM OF CHOICE

5’10″ squash shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.75 inches wide by 2.1 inches thick. “I use this board for shittier waves. It carries its speed through the flat spots of the wave.”

6’9″ squash shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.25 inches wide by 2.25 inches thick. “I use it for bigger surf up the coast–Horseshoes or the Scott’s Creek area–just to have some power in the turns.”

6’8″ squash shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.25 inches wide by 2.25 inches thick. There’s a lot of water moving around up north, and Flea always needs a few extras lying around to stay busy: “That one’s the same as the other ones–if I break one, I have a backup.”

6’7″ squash shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.3 inches wide by 2.2 inches thick. “This year I’ve been into the six-sevens more because I’m trying to go with odd numbers. I like the six-seven, the six-nine–the odd numbers–just because everyone always gets six-six, six-eight, six-ten. I’ve been trying to go an inch here and an inch there just to try new things, and it’s been working pretty good.”

9’8″ gun shaped by Rusty Preisendorfer, Rusty–19.5 inches wide by 3.2 inches thick. “It’s used for paddling into twenty footers–to have a little bit of thickness so I can paddle better. The thickness helps me get into waves. I tell him what I like about the last one and what I didn’t like and we can go from there.”

6’3″ tow-in board shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–seventeen inches wide by two inches thick. “It’s flat, more narrow, and heavy so you can cut through the chop better.”

6’3″ pintail shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.2 inches wide by 2.25 inches thick. “I’ve been riding these in normal-size surf lately–like five-foot surf or something. I’ve been riding the six-threes lately, and they’ve been working insane–I just like the feel of having extra paddle power.”

5’10″ squash shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.3 inches wide by 2.25 inches thick. “I use it when it’s small–three- or four-foot Stockton Avenue–just when it’s small in town. I have a couple of magic boards that are a little thicker that work better when it’s really chintzy. They cut through, paddle better–all that shit.”

6’0″ squash shaped by Rick Hamon, Rusty–18.45 inches wide by 2.1 inches thick. “I’ve only ridden it once actually, but it works just as good as my five-ten–just a little bit bigger for a little bit bigger of a wave.”