Rusty Surfboards answer to the one board quiver, the DWART is compact and ultra capable. This is the Rusty DWART Review.
This design of Rusty’s DWART has all the elements necessary to get you up and going in small waves yet somehow complementary design aspects allow the DWART to also work in bigger, better waves.
This is the Rusty DWART review.
+ Fast, smooth transitions
+ Double wing and round tail combo is a winner on steeper wave faces and in hard turns
+ Stable, forgiving outline but maneuverable
– Wide nose is a challenge in sharp pivots off of your bottom turn
– Not the best performer in hollow waves
The Dwart by Rusty at 6’1 x 21 1/3 x 2 7/8 @ 41L’s volume.
Best Wave Type
Waist high to overhead beach, reef and point breaks. Mushy or lined up but not too steep or hollow.
I remember seeing the Dwart’s (Dwart = Double Wing And Round Tail) weird, oblong shape for the first time at a board store in the Gold Coast and thinking ‘great shape for a modern performance fish’. It wasn’t until I rode the Dwart for the first time that I realized how fun and versatile the elliptical outline would be.
Rusty touts the Dwart as the board that does it all and, in any flatter faced waves below a couple of feet overhead, I agree. The Dwart is extra fast and feels as smooth as silk between transitions or while flying down the line in less hollow waves. In most wave types from waist high to a touch overhead, this fat little chuck of foam and resin always puts a smile on my face!
Another breed of the modern performance fish style boards now on the market, Rusty’s Dwart is packed with foam but still feels refined under your arm and in the surf. The rails balance the volume well but still keep the board lively. However, the round tail with a double wing is the true source of the Dwart’s power. The double wing pulls the otherwise wide outline right in and allows for sharp turns in the pocket.
For an incredibly well rounded, versatile design that excels in many types of waves, the only drawback I found in the Dwart’s outline – the one that would keep me from surfing this board in hollower, steeper waves – is the width in the nose. It is possible to get used to the width on bottom turns but I found sharp pivots off of the bottom a challenge.
Hope you enjoyed the Rusty DWART review. Have you given the DWART by Rusty Surfboards a go? What do you think?
Standard Dimensions & Volume
Rusty Dwart dimensions and volume from the Rusty website:
|5’5||20 1/8||2 5/9||30.5L|
|5’6||20 1/4||2 5/9||32.1L|
|5’7||20 3/8||2 5/9||32.1L|
|5’8||20 1/2||2 5/8||33.6L|
|5’9||20 5/8||2 5/8||34.3L|
|5’10||20 3/4||2 2/3||36.3L|
|5’11||20 7/8||2 3/4||37.6L|
|6’1||21 1/3||2 7/8||41L|
|6’2||21 1/2||2 7/8||41.8L|
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Have a 5'10" Dwart and a 6'4" Merrick Flyer. I'm 6'2" 180 lbs and and intermediate/advanced surfer. Dwart has easy release from top, corky feel but can get vertical if you stomp the tail. Not good on steep faces. Actually cruises well on big flat storm swells. Stay away from wall out waves (unless they are small). Increased my wave count by 50% (which isn't always great when you get up on a backing off wave and miss the big one in the set).
I have, at last, received my 5'10 Dwart, and surfed it only 2 or 3 times in very small waves, but, I can already say: this is THE board for me ! So fast, easy, and still very manoeuvrable for the size/volume. A perfect addition to my 30L New Flyer, which I might not surf that often anymore !
I am 5'6 (168cm) and 160 lbs (73 kg) and the 5'10 (36,3L) is the perfect size for me. Like you, I believe "a little too much volume vs. not enough" works great, at least with this board.
Merci Benny !