Chilli Pina Colada Surfboard

Chilli Pina Colada

The Chilli Pina Colada is a modern high performance fishy style shortboard with great speed, glide and pivot in the pocket.


Dimensions

5'3" x 19.25" x 2.312" | 26.30
5'5" x 19.75" x 2.375" | 28.50
5'7" x 20.25" x 2.50" | 31.50
5'9" x 20.75" x 2.562" | 33.90
5'11" x 20.25" x 2.625" | 36.50
6'1" x 22" x 2.75" | 40.50

From the Shaper

Generous body, flat deck, and a tail inspired from the classic twin fin era.

James Cheal

The REAL Deal

Chilli Pina Colada

The Chilli Pina Colada is a modern high performance fishy style shortboard with great speed, glide and pivot in the pocket.


Chilli Pina Colada Surfboard

Dimensions

5'3" x 19.25" x 2.312" | 26.30
5'5" x 19.75" x 2.375" | 28.50
5'7" x 20.25" x 2.50" | 31.50
5'9" x 20.75" x 2.562" | 33.90
5'11" x 20.25" x 2.625" | 36.50
6'1" x 22" x 2.75" | 40.50

From the Shaper

Generous body, flat deck, and a tail inspired from the classic twin fin era.

James Cheal

The REAL Deal


The Chilli Pina Colada is a modern high performance fish style shortboard combining characteristics of both a linear speed oriented fish with a more vertical approach found in shortboards. This board is very accessible to a wide range of surfer abilities and can be used in a broad range of surf conditions thanks to its generous width and foiled rails.

Chilli Pina Colada Tech Specs:
• Full figured hybrid outline
• Volume concentrated along center line of board with tapered rails
• Winger swallow tail
• Single to double concave bottom shape
• 5-fin convertible fin set up

What We Like

We had the opportunity to surf this board in both beach break and point break waves. In the beach breaks of Cape Hatteras, this board had good wave catching ability, a thin enough rail for the hollow ones, but is wide enough for the mush and connecting sections. The winger in the tail allows the board to pivot sharply off the top.

The Pina Colada is an easy board to surf well right out of the gates. The wider width and flatter rocker make for easy paddling, wave catching and added stability. The foiled rails engage in the wave face easily, even at higher speeds and/or in hollower waves. Most people hear "fish" and think wide, straight and thick. This board is curvy, foiled and sleek. It's a great combo of fish paddling, planing and speed, with shortboard control and turning ability.

After some good runs in the beachies of Cape Hatteras, we took our Pina Colada to the points of El Salvador staying at Las Flores Surf Resort. We used the Pina Colada on the rise and fall of a strike mission swell. These days were in the thigh to shoulder high range with a few sets coming in around head high.

In point surf, the Pina Colada lights it up with impressive drive and speed down the line and the ability to crack it hard off the top. The wider/flatter profile of the board makes it easy to catch even smaller, slopey waves. This same efficient combo makes it easy to generate speed on smaller waves with less power. The rails aren't too bulky - especially in the higher volumed sizes- keeping the Pina Colada in perfect control when the better sets rolled through.

These nice thing about wider nosed boards on points is the built in flow and glide they have to make the longer waves feel good. The winger in the tail allows you to accent the flowing turns with a more crisp snap. The more you surfed this board the more wired you got that connecting flow through each of the sections on the wave. It's an addicting feeling. Paddling, drive, speed, flow, pivot, control. All a perfect match for lined up points.

Insider Info

Chilli offers the Pina Colada set up as a tri fin and also as a 5-finner. The board we had to test was set up as a tri fin. We used Futures T1 twins plus trailer and also Futures Black Stix F8 thrusters. In the short sectioned, dumpy beach breaks the T1s gave us good speed and pop out of the turns with a quick pivot when we needed it. On the long drawn out points, the F8 Blackstix is thrusters smoothed out the turns and gave more speed and projection down the line.

The Pina Colada fits in your quiver as a rangy groveler or for those who like a bit more nose area in their all arounder. Chilli says to ride this board 3-4 liters larger than your performance board, which we did with with no adverse affects. This is a great board to ride with added volume as the rails stay relatively thin allowing for good turns and control. We'd be stoked to give it a run at or just above our performance volume to convert some of the ease into extra performance too. It's nice to know that you can look at 2-3 different sizes working for each weight of surfer.

We used a Chilli Fifty 3-Piece Traction Pad and an FCS Comp 6' Leash while testing this board.

Why you want a Chilli Pina Colada:

You're looking for a "do it all" groveler style board with a bit more top end and style. The Pina Colada flows with the points and fits in the pocket when you need it to.


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