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Chilli Peri Peri Surfboard is a great performance shortboard that won’t hold you back in the waves.
Looking for a forgiving shortboard that performs? Watch this Chilli Peri Peri Review + Futures JJF Fins & Your Volume Sweet Spot. A touch of extra width through the outline, subtle rocker and a tip & tail combo that mean business.
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If you’re a novice intermediate looking to progress your surfing with a more forgiving shortboard design that won’t hold you back as you improve – OR – you’re an advanced surfer who wants a high performance shortboard feel in smaller waves, this Chilli Peri Peri is a surfboard you should consider.
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+ They’re better for controlling speed.
+ High performance shortboard.
– The board is quite smaller for me, but still the board can work well for advanced surfers.
The Chilli Peri Peri Surfboard model at 6’2 x 20 1/4 x 2/3 x 35.5L’s. I was surfing this board when it was bigger. I did take it out when it was a bit smaller, a bit weaker and I did struggle with getting into waves a little bit because I think it was small for me for this style of board.
Standard Chilli Peri Peri Surfboard dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
- Small to medium sized wave.
- I would surf this ideally at kind of chest high to foot overhead.
- Small to medium sized performance shortboard.
- It’s stubbier so it’s a wider through the outline.
- It has more foam throughout the outline.
- It has a very, very relaxed rocker.
- Rounded square tail which is a great, versatile tail design.
- Thinner in the nose as well so it doesn’t have too much foam coming out there so it doesn’t ever feel bulky.
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This is the Chilli Surfboards Perry Perry model. I liked this board the first time I saw it. It really kind of spoke to me. I think if you are looking for something that is either kind of a first shortboard that is helping you transition from something maybe longer and fatter and you want to jump on a shortboard that’s more forgiving, this could be a great option.
I think if you’re a really, advanced, experienced surfer and you want something that’s going to help you get into waves and get a little more speed and still perform and surf like you would in bigger waves, but when it’s smaller, kind of small to medium sized waves, I think the Peri Peri would be a great option.
This is intended to be a small to medium sized performance shortboard. It’s stubbier so it’s wider through the outline and it has more foam throughout the outline through here that you might find on a really traditional high performance shortboard. It still maintains a lot elements that a shortboard would have. You’re still going to be able to surf this board and perform big turns and Rio’s and do maneuvers that you would be able to if you’re and advanced surfer.
You can see it has a very, very relaxed rocker so it doesn’t have much rocker and curve through the board here. Having a lot of rocker is great when you’re in big, powerful waves but when you just try to get up and get going in your more average conditions that friction from the rocker can slow you down a bit.
This has a rounded square tail which is a great, versatile tail design. This particular tail is actually really nice and thinned out and I’ll get to that in a minute when I share some experiences on what you might find surfing this board, but that tail felt really, really great. Then it’s thinner in the nose as well so it doesn’t have too much foam coming out there so it doesn’t ever feel bulky. It does feel a lot like a high performance shortboard. Again, it’s flatter and wider and it has more foam throughout.
This would serve well for kind of a novice or intermediate looking to expand and improve their surfing, but also if you’re an advanced surfer and you’re asking questions about what would be a performance shortboard to take down and surf smaller waves, this could be a really good option.
Experience in the Surf
If you’re one of those people that is, you’re a novice, intermediate and you’re thinking, “I want to get on a good kind of performance shortboard that isn’t going to be too jarring of a transition of what I’m surfing now.” This board would be great and I’ll share why I think that is.
I surfed this board a few times up the coast in slightly bigger, shoulder to head high waves and a little bit punchier and a little bit faster, not terribly challenging conditions but more challenging than your average every day flatter face mushier waves, and I found that this board was really, really easy to get into waves with, as in I could paddle onto and get to my feet really easily. It feels nice and stable on your pop ups. It has a really good, forgiving feel to it but can still be pushed pretty hard.
I remember one surf in particular where it was again, head high, maybe a foot overhead and it was even barreling in some sections, steeper take offs, and it was easy to get up to my feet and get down the line with this board but then when I wanted to try and do a big carve in the pocket, on my forehand or even backhand as well, when I wanted to go and do a bottom turn and come and hit the lip again, felt nice and stable but squirt y and really easy to kind of turn around. Almost like if you think of a Porsche going around a corner just really tight and smooth coming around, that was the kind of feel it had.
I think Chilli is very good at designing boards for very advanced surfers. I see a lot of advanced surfers that are on his boards and just absolutely killing it.
I think he’s got that part down pat but he’s also again coming into this realm where he’s making boards that are a little bit easier for kind of the every day, average surfer to ride. This Chilli, I think, is going to be a great option again for that kind of mix of wanting a performance shortboard that’s forgiving but also wanting a performance shortboard that you can surf that little bit smaller.
For fin set ups I’ve been surfing these John Florence feature fins. I put these in because these are geared more for, I guess, performance surfing. They don’t have a big foil through here so it’s flat through here. They’re better for controlling speed. Not as good for generating speed. I was surfing this board more in bigger surf because it’s a little bit small for me. If you think about your volume range, I think of it as my volume sweet spot, there’s many of you that has asked me, “What kind of size should I be riding?”
My volume sweet spot, and I know this just from long experience of riding, is from about 35 liters all the way to up to about 45. Most board that I ride that are this kind of category would be kind of a 38 to 40 liter range. By this category, I mean a small to medium sized wave all rounder, an average every day board. This is 35.5 liters so it’s 6’2 x 20 1/4 x , 2/3, 35.5 L’s so it’s right at the bottom of that range, so that’s why I was surfing this board when it was bigger. I did take it out when it was smaller, weaker and I did struggle with getting into waves because I think it was a little bit small for me for this style of board.
If you look at your volume sweet spot, if you’re normally riding, you know, let’s say, average, every day wave all rounders, for me it’s 38 to 40 liters, that’s kind of where I would put this board ideally and I think you’d be able to surf it down a little bit more. Those fins work very well, they controlled speed well. Again, they felt really tight and kind of concise, working in tandem with that nice rounded square tail, which has width but again, not a great deal of thickness, so that I think worked really well in combination.
I didn’t actually surf this board as a quad, I surfed it only as a thruster just when I looked at it, it looked to me like a thruster type board so that’s what I surfed it as. Those are the features John John Florence fins. They work really well with this Chilli Perry Perry.
It’s another great board from Chilli. Chilli makes some really awesome shapes. They just keeping coming out with stuff that’s better and better.
I think they’re kind of moving from a place where they were very heavily designing boards that were for really good, advanced surfers, really narrow kind of outlines and thinner, and you needed to know what you were doing. You needed to know how to generate your own speed and surf pretty well to be able to ride them but now they’ve got a lot of boards like this Perry Perry that are a little bit more forgiving.
The good, again, I think this could really speak well to that kind of middle ground surfer. Again, somebody that is looking for a high performance shortboard to graduate from something that’s maybe shorter, fatter, wider groveler, they’re looking to expand and progress their surfing, I think this will be a great board for that. Also again, for the advanced surfer who wants a board that they can surf down a little bit smaller waves but still perform really well. I think this would be a great option for that. It fits that category very well.
The volume throughout the board, it is kind of a high performance shortboard design with just a little bit more width and thickness so you’re probably not going to want to surf this at waist high or even stomach high. This you’ll want to take out when the waves are decent you know, small to medium sized wave but probably for me anyways, I would surf this ideally at kind of chest high to foot overhead.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Standard Chilli Peri Peri Surfboards Dimensions & Volumes available at the Chilli Surfboards.
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