Jake Goes Misfit for Halloween

Jake Halstead is a Misfit on land and in the water. Photos and a video clip from Transworld Surf's Imaginarium to prove it...

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Photography: Damea Dorsey
Video: Blake Pettit and Victor Pakpour

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Misfit for Christmas?

With the holiday season just around the corner, it's pretty safe to say that a few groms out there might be writing Santa asking for a Misfit under the tree. Click the image to for more information and for sweet video of Jake Halstead on the Misfit model...

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Jake Halstead Introduces the All New Rusty Surfboards “Misfit” model

Rusty and Rusty Surfboards team rider, Jake Halstead, have been working together over the past six months to come up with a board that complements high performance surfing, is perfect for contests, and works well in any conditions from knee to head high+. The board has a little more area overall (compared to the Redline and other high performance shortboards)- not wider across the center but with the nose being filled out just a tad. The tail template is a bit reminiscent of boards from the mid 80s where there is a little bit of a bump between the fin area and has a full rounded squash. Relaxing the front end while really bending the back. Single concave. Real even flow on the rail line and thickness. Nice clean curves...

The "Misfit" Rusty Surfboards model is now available... get yours today!

Jake Halstead Introduces the Rusty Surfboards “Misfit” Model



Over the past six months Rusty team rider, Jake Halstead, has been working with Rusty on developing a new model designed to compliment his progressive surfing. Jake has been surfing a plethora of contests over the last several years and simultaneously he has become very in tune with his quiver and which boards he prefers for given conditions. After countless hours at the drawing board and numerous surf sessions of research and development, Rusty's expertise and Jake's feedback have turned out the latest addition the Rusty Surfboards line, the "Misfit".

The Misfit evolved from an average shortboard... when Jake hit a growth spurt he graduated to a wider tail block and immediately noticed how the little bit of extra board under his back foot suited his style of surfing. From there a number of variables were played with on the next few R&D boards to arrive at the final version of the Misfit model. The model features a wider tail block than your average shortboard with a touch wider nose as well. There is a slight double concave that starts in front of the fins that leads into a "V" off the tail. The board can be surfed in waves from waist high to overhead, but it really excels in the head high range. According to Jake, "This board is the misfit in your quiver, it falls somewhere between your shortboard and your wide nose shortboard, plus it has a lot of drive and is really skatie off the top."


Keep your eyes on the Rusty blog for the Misfit video coming soon...

photos: Brody

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Jake Halstead Summer Time Reel

A short reel of Jake ripping in Southern California this summer.

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Yeomans and Kerr Advance at Trestles

Day two of the Nike 6.0 Trestles event displayed a perfect South swell with A-frames coming in consistently throughout the day. Some of the world's best surfers have all gathered for this beloved event and the level of competition is through the roof. Every preliminary heat could have been a final based on the talent level. In the early part of the day we saw Nate Yeomans take the win in his heat and the later part of the day Josh Kerr cut loose to advance through to the next round.

Nate takes the cake...

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Kerr takes his progressive new school surfing to the contest arena...

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William Cardoso...

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Jake Halstead...

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Photos: Brody

Free Surf with Jake Halstead

Rusty team rider and professional surfer, Jake Halstead, spends a majority of his waking life surfing or training for contests. However, every now and then he has an opportunity to sneak out for a free surf. We caught up with him as he was demoing his new custom Rusty shortboard and he let his surfing do the talking...

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All Photos: Brody

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Jake Halstead and Friends Shred San Diego

Halstead, Geiselman and Dunphy put in the hours in San Diego. Video: PK

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Jake Takes Silver in 16U, USA Team Takes Bronze

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Jake Halstead digging for silver...

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Photos: Billy Watts

In the end it was Lakey Peterson with a fourth in the Women's Final and Jake Halstead with a second in the U16 Men's Final. With those results America finished with the bronze medal closely behind Hawaii and Australia. Click here to check out the more photos from the event and the full story on Surfline.com...

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Jake Halstead Takes 2nd at the ISA World Juniors Surfing Championships!

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Congratulations to 15 year old Rusty Team Rider, Jake Halstead, for taking home the Silver Medal at the ISA World Juniors Surfing Championships in New Zealand! Click the image below to check out the video highlights from the final day on Surfline.com ...

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