Chilli Churro Review
I got my hands on a Chilli Churro from a former professional surfer while I was traveling through Southern California. It was sort of the perfect day-to-day shortboard that worked in the traditional waist-to-chest stuff and even held up well at Lowers when it was a couple feet overhead.
I rode this a bit bigger than my traditional shortboard due to the thicker wetsuit I was rocking (and because it was a loaner), and although I really liked the board, I normally go about a liter less which I think affected my overall performance.
FLEX & FEEL
RAIL TO RAIL
This was my daily go-to for days out at Seaside beach, trying to catch waves in between the stylish mid-lengthers on the outside and the air-reverse-on-lock groms on the inside (and the occasional Rob Machado sighting). I rode this board as a swallow tail which seems to give a bit more speed and drive than a squash. I’d say this is a forgiving board rail-to-rail.
It’s faster than anticipated, making in the pocket surfing something I had to get used too, but again this is likely because I probably had about a liter too many under my feet. My buddy who I got it from and has about 15 pounds on me, throws buckets on this thing and mixes it up at Lowers on a weekly basis.
While this board does come with a quad and thruster option, I’ve only ridden it as a thruster. Overall, a great everyday board with great paddle power for the small days and the right amount of rocker to get over slow sections and rip through fast ones.
Frequents FP & Sebastian Inlet’s. Go-to board is CI FishBeard for Florida surf.