Wow, I just received my first ever new surfboard!! It is a custom designed 6’2″, 19 1/2″ wide and 2 9/16″ thick Chilli Surfboard based on the Nevada model. I can’t wait to check it out in the water.
While I’ve surfed for more than 12 years, this is my first new short board. My usual method was to find a decent dimensioned board in Craigs List. The price is usually right, but I don’t normally get a board to my desired dimensions. Not that I’m an expert or anything, but it should be much better. My last board was probably shaped for a girl. It had a pink logo on it and the foam volume was tiny. I had a lot of good workouts getting into waves during the smaller days at Upper Trestles.
For my new board, the custom part was easy. Chilli Surfboards have a nice web application that took me through the whole process. The cool thing was that I got to name the design which is hand written on the stinger. Of course, my custom name is “Surf and Circuits 1”.
Chilli also has a CR Code glassed next to the stinger that displays all the details of the design. Nice seeing this new high-tech in the surf industry.
Chilli Surfboard are shaped by Jamie Cheal and is a growing brand out of Australia. My board came out of their new factory in Bali. I’ll keep you posted how my first surf goes.