A high performance, world class surfboard brand based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Chilli Surfboards and founding owner James Cheal pride themselves in creating surf craft for the best surfers in the world while still offering performance options for everyone.
James Cheal's zest for surfboard shaping started in 1995 in a surfboard factory when James sanded boards and swept the shaping bay floor. When the inevitable curiosity to shape his own shapes eventually took hold, he was surprised to find that his first creation actually worked in the water! Hooked and the feeling of putting his mind to a design that actually worked in the water and motivated by the desire to refine his craft, he eventually opened a small factory in Brookvale and Chilli Surfboards was born.
Fast forward, Chilli is now an international brand with Chilli Surfboards manufactured and distributed in Japan, North America, South America, Europe and Taiwan, Chilli now calls Warriewood - still on Sydney's Northern Beaches - home.
Shaping boards for progressive superstar free surfer Mitch Coleborn, Jay Davies, Beau Foster, Laura Enever and more, Chilli Surfboards has it's finger on the pulse of progressive surfboard designs for the some of the world's best surfers. Still, anyone who has ridden the Rare Bird can attest that Chilli Surfboards is also very capable of making amazing, performance oriented designs that are user friendly enough to be enjoyed by the everyday surfers of the world.
Get fast. Get loose. Get more fun and speed out of your average summer sessions with the Chilli Surfboards Pina Colada! - - Twin fins are so hot right now. This is the Chilli Surfboards Chilli Pina Colada Twin Fin Surfboard Review! A hot little … [Read more...]
A must-have combo of a high performance shortboard and a small/medium wave board that incorporates the best elements of the Spawn and the Rare Bird models, Chilli Surfboards Peri Peri promises a fast and drivey ride with the right amount of looseness and … [Read more...]
Another set of great all-rounders duke it out! I dig both the Chilli Rare Bird and the Stacey Surfboards Snake Eyes but which one is better? Read on... Anton asked: "Hey Ben, I’m not sure whether I mentioned this in my Rarebird or Cab … [Read more...]
A sexy little 5-fin, round tail number for big turns, steep drops and for weaving through barrels, this well balanced Chilli Fader surfboard promises to have you tearing up good waves at home and … [Read more...]
Building your Sydney Surfboards quiver? A four surfboard quiver will get you through practically everything the East Coast of Australia will throw at us! If you're looking to change or add boards to your quiver, I hope you find this useful. Already have an ideal quiver … [Read more...]
Heading on a surf trip to Indonesia, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti? You need big kahunas to ride the Chilli Heavywater kimosabe; this is a board for big, powerful waves of consequence. This is the Chilli Heavywater review. Join … [Read more...]
- Fast and loose, this skatey little number by James Cheal of Chilli Surfboards rocks those small to medium wave days where there is little push in the swell. This is the Chilli Cherry Peppa surfboard review. Some surfers … [Read more...]