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Chilli Surfboards are completely dedicated to the evolution of surfboard design.

www.chillisurfboards.com Follow Chilli on Twitter! www.twitter.com/chilli_surf 9-10, 10 Prosperity Parade Warriewood NSW 2102 Australia ph. +61 2 9999 5670 fax. +61 2 9999 5680 chilli@chillisurfboards.com

Chilli Churo

Chilli ChuroWe have a few Chilli Churo models now on our racks at Zak Surfboards.   This board was deemed the winner in this year’s Stab Magazine – “Sinning Is More Fun In Summer” – a small wave board test amongst a packed field of some of the world’s best shapers.  The Churro shape was tested by esteemed pilots Craig Anderson, Taj Burrow and Chippa Wilson – ultimately claiming the number 1 spot.

Chilli ChuroChilli Churro Collage 1Initially conceived by James Cheal as a forgiving board with a large sweet spot, the type of board that would cater to a high performance approach in less than ideal conditions.  This model was developed in collaboration with team rider Mitch Coleborn over the past year.  A design stemming from his need for a kick ass small wave contest board with more paddle, glide & lift than his regular shortboards (as we all know, the wave quality on the World Qualifying Series is generally pretty poor).

The outline of this shape is somewhat like a squashed down version of his signature shortboard (the Spawn) that has been married with a much  flatter, faster rocker.  This wider outline really helps with generating speed in weaker waves as well as carrying momentum through fat and flat sections.  The critical thing with this model is how James Cheal has balanced this extra width within the context of the overall shape – making sure the board isn’t so wide that it can’t be surfed with a performance approach.

IMG_5907bw Chilli Churro Collage 2The rocker in the Chilli Churro is subtle & relatively low from the nose of the board all the way through to the tail.  A perfect balance has been struck here with enough curve left in the board to allow it to fit the curl of small wave faces, but flat enough so it won’t feel like it’s pushing water and to allow for excellent speed generating capabilities.  A single concave has been used from under the front foot, stretching right back through the tail block and flattening out just behind the rear fin.  This concave setup ensures plenty of speed, lift & and lively feel underfoot  in even the weakest conditions.

Chilli Churro Rocker ShotA great board for small to medium wave hifi shredding  for the advances surfer, potentially a nice forgiving choice in the right dimensions as an all-rounder for those that are more intermediate.  Come in store and check the Churro & rest of our range of Chilli Surfboards out – or browse them individually ONLINE

Churro – STABMAG – sinning is more fun in summer from Chilli Surfboards on Vimeo.

Chilli Nevada Model

Chilli Nevada ModelWe currently have a full size run of the Chilli Nevada Model on our racks at Zak Surfboards!!! This recent addition to the Chilli Surfboards line-up is a high performance all-rounder that by all reports slays it in our local waves down here in Vicco.

Chilli Nevada ModelChilli Nevada Model Collage 1The Chilli Nevada Model has been designed to be an easy board to transition onto from your small wave shorter/wider boards. Described as a somewhat forgiving high performance shape, this model catches waves easily, carries through dead sections with a very positive and responsive feel through turns. What’s more the Nevada does all this with a great balance of liveliness and flow.

The key to this optimal balance of performance and easy surfing  is the distribution of foam. A touch of extra volume has been strategically placed throughout the whole board, nose to tail. James ‘Chilli’ Cheal has developed an new neat and simple feeling rail shape that allows for clean and easy carving while still retaining a distinctly performance feel. A rounded square tail shape has been used on this model with a touch more area for motor in mushier conditions, but still tidy enough to retain authority and control through critical manoeuvres. The rocker of the Nevada starts off a little flatter in the top third of the board for speed, gradually increasing through the middle of the board and continues steadily out the tail – again giving you a great balance of looseness and performance in steeper sections.

Chilli Nevada ModelChilli Nevada Model Collage 2The concave in this model has been finely tuned though a solid amount of testing with Chilli‘s stable of team riders. It starts under the chest medium depth and gradually shallows through-out the tail, giving you heaps of speed off the front foot and the perfect amount of release off the back foot through turns.

Full size run currently on our racks of the Chilli Nevada Model model – drop by the shop and have a look in person or check out our full collection of Chilli Surfboards ONLINE

Chilli Surfboards – Nevada from Chilli Surfboards on Vimeo.

Chilli Miami Spice

Chilli Miami SpiceThe Chilli Miami Spice is a new model that we have in store this summer – designed to take your small wave surfing to a whole new level!!!  A shorter wider and flatter design with a double bump signature Chilli thumb-tail.  The flat rocker and width in the outline really helps with paddle power, wave catching, glide and carry over flatter parts of the wave.  The tail is a bit more pulled in than most small wave models giving the Chilli Miami Spice better performance in the pocket, allowing it to sit a little more comfortably in steeper parts of the wave.  The Miami Spice features a slight single concave between the feet for speed with a vee off the tail, for quick and easy transitions from rail to rail.

Chilli Miami SpiceChilli Miami Spice Collage 2A lot of small wave boards are super fast and easily generate speed in one direction – down the line.  Many of them tend to struggle in and around the pocket – mainly because they are too big in the back end.  The Chilli Miami Spice overcomes this issue by  combining a broader & flatter rockered front end, with tidier back end.  The tidier tail combined with a couple of breaks in the rail line (courtesy of the  double bump) gives you the ability to make sharp direction changes with ease and do your maneuvers in steeper parts of the wave.

Rocker Shot Futures bottomChilli Miami Spice Collage 1Full size run of these in both FCSII and Futures fin systems have just landed on our racks.  Check out the Chilli Miami Spice and the rest of our Chilli Surfboards range in store or look at them individually listed ONLINE

 

Chilli Surfboards – Miami Spice from Chilli Surfboards on Vimeo.

All new Chilli Nevada model now on our racks

Chilli Nevada modelA full size run of the all new Chilli Nevada model is now on our racks at Zak Surfboards!!! This new high performance all-rounder looks to have all the right ingredients to slay it in our local waves down here in Vicco.

Chilli Nevada Chilli Nevada Collage 1The Nevada has been designed to be an easy board to transition onto from your small wave shorter/wider boards.  Described as a somewhat forgiving high performance shape, this model catches waves easily, carries through dead sections with a very positive and responsive feel through turns.  What’s more the Nevada does all this with a great balance of performance and flow.

The key to this optimal balance of performance and easy surfing flow is the distribution of foam.  A touch of extra volume has been strategically distributed throughout the whole board, nose to tail.  James ‘Chilli’ Cheal has developed an new neat and simple feeling rail shape that allows for clean and easy carving while still retaining a distinctly performance feel.  A rounded square tail shape has been used on this model with a touch more area for motor in mushier conditions, but still tidy enough to retain authority and control through critical manoeuvres.  The rocker of the Nevada starts off a little flatter in the top third of the board for speed, gradually increasing through the middle of the board and continues steadily out the tail – again giving you a great balance of looseness and performance in the steeper sections.

IMG_2894 Ribbet collageThe concave in this model has been finely tuned though a solid amount of testing with Chilli‘s stable of team riders.  It starts under the chest medium depth and gradually shallows through-out the tail, giving you heaps of speed off the front foot and the perfect amount of release off the back foot through turns.

Full size run currently on our racks of the Chilli Nevada model – drop by the shop and have a look in person or check out our full collection of Chilli Surfboards ONLINE

Chilli Surfboards – Nevada from Chilli Surfboards on Vimeo.

Good Wave Boards

Good Wave BoardsWe are chock full of Good Wave Boards at the moment.  Heaps of options for you -  whether you’re off on at trip to indo or want something for the good days here, we have you covered.  Pictured are a few of the models we have on our racks, the JS Industries Monsta 6 round tail, the MC Surfboards Protow, The DHD Sweet Spot 2.0 and the Chilli Fader.  We have Futures and FCSII fin options in both – drop by the shop to have a look or browse our collection ONLINE

(check out these previous Blogs more info on each of these models – JS Monsta 6, Maurice Cole Protow, DHD Sweet Spot 2.0, Chilli Fader)

Custom Chilli Pina Colada

Chilli Pina ColadaCheck out this Custom Chilli Pina Colada that just came through the door this morning!!! This looks like an epic shape, primed for fun times when the waves aren’t co-operating.  With a white spray, heavier glassing and slightly different from stock dimensions 5’10″ x 21″ x 2 5/8″ 35.4L Future 5 fin set up.

Chilli Pina Colada Pina Colada Collage 1The Chilli Pina Colada model is a recent design James Cheal came up with as a fun board to help you get the most out of marginal conditions.  A combination of influences from 80s twin fin designs to high performance fish shapes, it’’s got plenty of area through the whole body of the board and a relatively flat rocker which ensures that this is a fast board that catches waves super easily.  The rails taper down to a nice and low the rail line to make sure that this shape still remains responsive and will bite into the face of the wave with ease.

Chilli Pina ColadaThe Chilli Pina Colada has a wide nose is for paddling and skating over flat sections. In the tail end you can clearly see the influence from the classic twin fin era. A single flyer, level with the side fins creates a break in the rail and allows the board’s outline to curve into a narrower swallow tail, giving it more performance in the pocket and broadening it’s wave range.

IMG_2317 Pina Colada Collage 2Remember if you are after custom made surfboard from any of the brands we stock – we can easily organize it for you.  Whether it be different dimensions, different construction (ie. heavier or lighter glass & EPS) , specific fin plugs or placement, sprays, tints, pigments & more -  it can be done!!

Either drop by the store during opening hours or give Damien a call at the shop on 03 9416 7384

Chilli Fader Model Now On Our Racks

Chilli FaderWe now have a size run of the Chilli Fader in store on our racks.  One of the best looking and feeling boards on our racks at the moment (no personal bias hehe) and no doubt a welcome addition to your quiver.

Chilli Fader Chilli Fader CollageThe Chilli Fader is a high performance whip, primed for good waves.  A clean, sleek and speedy outline with a thumb tail that gives you a really nice balance of grip, control and looseness – not too pinny and sticky, but not too wide and flabby for grunty waves.

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The Chilli Fader has been designed to have a generous sweet spot, that really helps with quick recoveries from tricky take offs and critical maneuvers – ensuring smoother transitions to helping your flow from the start to finish of each wave.

Chilli Fader Chilli Fader Collage 2Come and check these and the rest of our Chilli Surfboards range out in store or have a squiz at them all ONLINE

Chilli Oh One in stock

Chilli Oh One in stockWe currently have the Chilli Oh One in stock and hanging on our racks.  The  Chilli Oh One design placed 2nd in 2015′s STAB IN THE DARK board contest judged by Julian Wilson.  This model combines a few key elements from  several of James Cheal’s most popular models to create the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard.

IMG_0633Oh One Collage 1There is extra volume in this model, in the center by the stringer of the board for paddle power and extra foam under the front foot to help  keep you moving through the flat sections.  The rail has been kept relatively low, to make sure that this model doesn’t feel too big and chunky board underfoot.

Oh One Rocker shotThe rocker and concaves in the Oh One are not too dissimilar from other high performance models in the Chilli range, allowing you to effectively ride critical parts of the wave and draw arcs in steeper sections. The thumb tail adds a touch extra curve to the outline in the back 3rd of the board – providing extra hold and super smooth turns.  A 5 fin set up gives you the option of the more consistent, predictable thruster fin configuration  or you can enjoy the speed and flow of a quad set up.

IMG_0639 Oh One Collage 2There is a reason why we keep re-ordering this model – drop by the shop and see what all the fuss is about.  Full listing of our current Chilli Surfboards Stock can be found here, live on our Online Store

Boards Boards Boards & more Boards

BoardsSo many Boards in the shop at the moment – it’s ridiculous (and kinda epic).  To keep you in the loop – here is a quick run through of the new stock that we have had come in store this week:

Boards Chilli Oh OneChilli Oh One

The  Chilli Oh One design placed 2nd in 2015′s STAB IN THE DARK board contest judged by Julian Wilson.  This model combines a few key elements from  several of James Cheal’s most popular models to create the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard. We now have a full size run of the Oh One on our racks – Read more about the Oh One here

Chilli Oh OneFull listing of our current Chilli Surfboards Stock can be found here, live on our Online Store

Maurice Cole Dirty DingoMaurice Cole Dirty Dingo

One of Maurice’s latest designs – this hybrid shape will ride like no other in a wide range of waves with some extra capabilities that others lack in smaller weaker waves.  This model has been hugely popular for MC in the USA and we now have them in store (I’ll do a full write up on these early next week).  In my unbiased opinion, these are definitely one of the funnest looking shapes in the shop at the moment ;)

Maurice Cole Dirty DingoCome in store and check them out, full listing of our current Maurice Cole Surfboards Stock can be found here, live on our Online Store

JS Industries Monsta 6
JS Industries Monsta 6 Round Tail
Your next all-round to good wave high performance shortboard – this new incarnation of the ever popular Monsta design features a slightly smoother rocker, subtly fuller & softer rails and a touch more concave compared to the previous versions (full write up and more pics to come next week as well).

JS Industries Monsta 6 Full listing of our current  JS Industries stock can be found here, live on our Online Store

DHD Ducks Nuts FuturesDHD Ducks Nuts, Sweet Spot 2.0 & DX1

Top up stock of missing sizes of all of these popular selling DHD model.  Included were quite a few with Futures Fin box options – so we’ll have both FCSII and Futures fin box options for you to chooses from in these models.

DHD Ducks Nuts Futures

Full listing of our current stock of DHD Surfboards here

 

Chilli Surfboards on our Racks

Chilli Surfboards on our Racks by Zak Surfboards Chilli Surfboards on our Racks at Zak Surfboards.  James ‘Chilli’ Cheal is arguably one of the finest surfboard shapers in Australia today and his Chilli Surfboards brand is definitely one of the most popular that we stock a Zak Surfboards.  Here is a quick rundown of the Chilli shapes that we currently have hanging in store:

The Peri Peri

Chilli Surfboards Peri Peri by Zak SurfboardsChilli Peri Peri By Zak SurfboardsFor the past 18 months or so since it’s release, the  Chilli Peri Peri has been one of our best selling all round surfboards. This shape beautifully  combines  characteristics from both a high performance shortboard with a small wave board. The type of board you can ride most days regardless of the conditions.

Chilli Peri Peri Collage by Zak Surfboards Chilli Peri Peri By Zak Surfboards Chilli Peri Peri Collage 2 by Zak SurfboardsIt has a smooth hip free outline that keeps it fast down the line and helps it hold its own in steeper conditions.  This outline combined with a unique single concave to ‘vee’ bottom in the tail, makes it lively, speedy & snappy to surf.

The Oh One

Chilli Oh One by Zak Surfboards Chilli Oh One by Zak SurfboardsThe  Chilli Oh One design placed 2nd in 2015′s STAB IN THE DARK board contest judged by Julian Wilson.  This model combines a few key elements from  several of James Cheal’s most popular models to create the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard.

There is extra volume in the center by the stringer of the board for paddle power and extra foam under the front foot to help  keep you moving through the flat sections.  The rail is kept relatively low, so it doesn’t feel like a big chunky board underfoot.

Chilli Oh One Collage 1 by Zak Surfboards Chilli Oh One by Zak Surfboards Chilli Oh One Collage 2 by Zak SurfboardsThe rocker and concaves are not too dissimilar from Chilli’s popular high performance models, allowing you to effectively ride critical parts of the wave and draw arcs in steeper sections. The thumb tail adds a touch extra curve to the outline in the back 3rd of the board – providing extra hold and super smooth turns.  A 5 fin set up gives you the option of the more consistent, predictable thruster fin configuration of enjoy the speed and flow of a quad set up.

Come in store to check out our full range of Chilli Surfboards or have a squiz at all of them ONLINE

Pro Boards on our racks

Pro Boards on our racksI have finally put the latest Pro Boards on our racks up online – kind of got lost in the mix with the December madness.  We have a couple of Chilli Surfboards formerly owned by Jay Davies and Mitch Coleborn as well as a Pyzel Surfboard owned by none other than John John Florence.  Here are a few picks for you – hit the links for full online listings with 6 photos, oh and you can buy these too if they take your fancy ;)

First up here’s John John Florence’s Pyzel Flash 6’0″ x 18.63″ x 2.25″ 25.5L

John John Florence Flash Pyzel Collage 1 IMG_0201 John John Florence Flash Pyzel Collage 2Then we have Jay Davies’ Chilli Fader 6’1″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″

Pro Boards on our racks Jay Davies Chilli FaderAnd we also have a Mitch Coleborn Chilli Spawn 5’8″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ 24.5L

Pro Boards on our racks Mitch Coleborn Chilli SpawnCome and check out these and more Pro Boards out in store or ONLINE

 

On the cards for 2016

On the cards for 2016At Zak Surboards we have a bunch of stuff on the cards for 2016.  To start off the year we have a large restock of new surfboards on the way to top up our supplies after such a busy December period.  Missing sizes in many of the models we have on the floor will be replenished shortly.   There are also a bunch of  exiting new models that we will be adding to our range & some radical new construction options on our racks too.

On the cards for 2016 aIn the short term, we have full size runs of the JS Blak Box II in the HYFI construction arriving in the next week or so.  Also we have a full size run of the Stacey Surfboards Return of the Jam which hopefully should be in store early next week.  In addition have some fresh stock DHD, the Fox model from ACSOD, more from Firewire (including some rumored additions to their lineup that just arrived in Australia) and some potential new models from …Lost Surfboards and Chilli as well.

On the cards for 2016 cLater this coming year we also plan on reinvigorating our surfboard import program, sourcing some high quality product for you direct from the home factories from some of the better shapers in the world outside of Australia.  Full quivers of step ups from Hawaiian master craftsman Eric Arakawa are planned for our racks closer to the good wave/Indo season, also full size runs of several Sharp Eye Surfboards models are going to be ordered shortly plus some potential quivers from other USA & Hawaiian shapers too.  If you are interested in grabbing a custom from either of these brands get in contact with us promptly (email Damien zaksurfboards@gmail.com) & we should be able to organize one to be shipped with our boards for the shop.

 

Chilli Oh One now on our racks

Chilli Oh One The brand new Chilli Oh One model is now on our racks at Zak Surfboards.  This model placed 2nd earlier this year in the STAB IN THE DARK board contest.  Stab Magazine got 11 of the world’s best shapers to create their ultimate high-performance surfboard, for an unknown world tour surfer (6’0/80kg). These boards had no distinguishing markings or logos on them – the idea being that the surfer judged the cleanskin boards on pure feeling/performance underfoot, without any preconceived ideas of brand or model.

IMG_8357 bw Chilli Oh One Collage 1James ‘Chilli’ Cheal’s design was voted 2nd best Surfboard of the bunch by test pilot Julian Wilson in this competition. To celebrate this achievement, Chilli surfboards have rolled out this board as a new model off the the exact same file as the board that was made for the ’Stab In The Dark’ project.  We now have a bunch of them in the shop too!!!

Chilli Oh One IMG_8361 bw Chilli Oh One Collage 2“The ultimate surfboard gives you feedback. The moment you stand on them you know. It tells you how it wants to be ridden.” – Julian Wilson.

Check out the ‘Oh One’ and other Chilli Surfboards that we have in stock in store or ONLINE

***Watch the full ‘Stab In the Dark’ movie HERE***

 

Custom Surfboards

Custom SurfboardsHere are a couple of the choice Custom Surfboards that we have had come through for our customers at Zak Surfboards Recently.  Firstly from DHD we had a step up Ducks Nuts 6’6″:

Ducks Nuts Collage 1IMG_3757Ducks Nuts Collage 2Also from DHD we have a Margo Nugget in a 6’4″

IMG_3761Margo Nugget Collage 1IMG_3764Margo Nugget Collage 2A DX3 in a 7’4″ IMG_3770 DX3 Collage 1 IMG_3773 DX3 collage 2And a psychedelic Twin Fin in a 5’8″

Custom DHD Twin Collage 1 Custom DHD Twin Collage 2From Chilli Surfboards we have had a Spawn model in custom dimensions & with a heavier glass job than standard.

Chilli Spawn Custom Surfboards 1Chilli Spawn Custom Surfboards 2Also from Chilli Surfboards we have had a great looking Cherry Peppa in custom dimensions with a grey nose dip.

Chilli Cherry Peppa Custom Surfboards 1Chilli Cherry Peppa Custom Surfboards 2Remember if you are after custom made surfboards from any of the brands we stock – we can easily organize it for you.  Whether it be different dimensions, different construction (ie. heavier or lighter glass & EPS) , specific fin plugs or placement, sprays & more -  it can be done.  Give Damien a call at the shop on 03 9416 7384

 

 

Chilli Peri Peri

Chilli Peri PeriChilli Peri Peri 6We now have new model from Chili – the Peri Peri instore at Zak Surfboards. The Chilli Peri Peri combines a high performance shortboard with a small wave board – it takes the best elements of both. The type of board you can ride most days regardless of the conditions. It has a smooth hip free outline that keeps it fast and helps it hold its own in steeper/heavier conditions.  This outline combined with a unique single concave to ‘vee’ bottom in the tail, makes it lively, speedy & snappy to surf. This is a high performance small/medium wave board.

Check them & other Chilli models out instore or ONLINE

Chilli Peri Peri 1 Chilli Peri Peri 2Chilli Peri Peri 7Chilli Peri Peri 3Chilli Peri Peri 4Chilli Peri Peri 5

Chilli Rare Bird

Chilli Rare Bird 1We now have a big size run of Chilli Rare Bird models instore at Zak Surfboards!  Based off a combination of  Chilli’s popular Toucan & Birds Eye models, the Rare Bird has been developed as a board that will perform for you in a wide range of conditions.
Chilli Rare Bird 2 The Rare Bird has  the rocker and bottom curve from the Toucan -  a single concave from the front foot back to a double concave with a slight vee out through the back fins for easy transition. The wide point is a little forward in this board which creates a positive drivey rail line.

Chilli Rare Bird 3

Chilli Rare Bird 4

Chilli Rare Bird 5The bottom curve & rocker combined with a medium rail and pulled in thumb tail makes this board scream versatility. The option of surfing it as both a tri & quad fin setup has proven a huge plus allowing the rider to make this model perform in small stuff right up to head high barrels.

Chilli Rare Bird 6We have a bunch of these in stock at the moment so come check them out instore or online.

More Custom Surfboards

Some more great looking custom Surfboards came through the shop yesterday from Stacey Surfboards, Chilli Surfboards and Darren Handley Surfboards.

Stacey Mitch Crews Crossover Model 1Stacey Mitch Crews Crossover Model 2From Stacey Surfboards we got one of the new Mitch Crews Crossover models with a desert storm camouflage stomp-patch.

Stacey Snake Eyes 2Stacey Snake Eyes 1Also from Stacey Surfboards is this Snake Eyes model with custom dimensions.

Chilli Rare Bird 1 Chilli Rare Bird 2From Chilli Surfboards we got in an Rare Bird in custom dimensions.

DHD Monster 2 DHD Monster 1And from Darren Handley Surfboards DHD we have a Monster in custom dimensions.

Remember, we regularly do custom orders of nearly all the brands that we have in stock – so if you are interested in getting a board specially tailored to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call the shop on 03 9416 7384 or drop by

 

 

Chilli Cherry Peppa

4 boards + Logos [650 x 650]

Cherry Peppa Fins [650 x 650]

Nose Photo [650 x 650]The Cherry Peppa is the latest of the Peppa series from Chilli – a real grovel blaster!!!  A flat & fast rocker to help you get into waves easily and get you zipping down the line quickly. The bottom features a subtle single to double concave running down through to a vee out through the tail (which ensures easy transitions from rail to rail).  There is a slight hip in the outline towards the tail of the board to keep it snappy.  Comes standard with 5 fin plugs for quad or thruster fin set ups.

Check out our range of Chilli surfboards instore or online

 

 

LOST & CHILLI BOARDS IN STORE.

 

All right guys the Lost Sub-Scorcher has finally landed in store and is here for you to hold and get a up close look anf feel. The Sub-Schorcher has a lower entry rocker and a shallow concave through the centre to straighten the rail line and maintain the drive of the board. This is Lost stubbiest short board yet, but you will find that it will still carve and perform  like a real board.

CHILLI FISH has taken the positive aspects of a short board and fish then combined them together into one board. This board is designed to be riden 3 inchers shorter then your short board. The fuller rails and wider outline allow for easy speed generation in those mushy summer waves. This Chilli Fish is extremely responsive and snappy and would make a great summer board for any surfer.

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