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Chilli Custom Order Program


Add a personal touch, create one of a kind and gain a personal best performance. Our new custom board builder gives you a blank canvas to build from. Add colour, change sprays, change the logo position, create your perfect board. Want performance? Add some volume, tweak the tail, add carbon or select how many fins you're after. Come on in and see what it's all about and let the board you want to build come to life.


Can't find the board you want from stock? We have a range of stock models finished and you can view and purchase right here.

Ok, let's get into how the custom board builder works. It's very interactive. Select an option from every category in the side menu, starting from the top working your way down the options. Start clicking starting from the Surfboard Model option and watch it all come to life.

Once you have designed your new board and sent through the order, we will contact you shortly after to double check your request.

Any questions? Visit our FAQ's page or hit contact to speak with customer service.


Surfboard Model

We have an extensive range of boards and have a model for every surf. Choose the model as a base and this is what your board will be created from. This is the model the rocker, rails, tail, nose, over all outline, bottom contours, deck contours will be designed off.


This is what your board will be constructed from. We explain this thoroughly on our technology page here. If you know what you're after go right ahead, if you want to explore please do so in here. Options are:

PU Stringer:
The most common type of technology. PU foam blank, timber stringer and Polyester resin. All conditions.

EPS Stringer:
We recommend this if you're after strength with minimal weight. Polystyrene foam blank, timber stringer and Epoxy resin. Great for small gutless waves.

EPS Twin Tech:
An EPS blank, 4oz + 4oz biaxial cloth deck & 4oz w/ Innegra bottom glassing and epoxy resin. Twin Carbon strips added to the deck and bottom for reinforced strength and controlled flex. It has a familiar feel of a stringer board but the strength and liveliness of an EPS/Epoxy.


Recommended Stock Measurements - Custom Measures
This is a guideline for you so you don't go customizing a board that will change the actual base design too much from its original model concept. We recommend selecting the 'length' you want and this will auto select the 'width and 'thickness' as per our stock recommendation.

From here move down to the next option and adjust the width and thickness, giving you a guideline from what we built the model off.

Select your desired length to then customize the width and thickness below

we recommend not going more than 3/4 of an inch wider or narrower then stock dimensions

we recommend not going more than 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch thicker or thinner then stock dimensions

Please note, this is only a guideline by us. If you have questions please ask, if you aren't sure please ask. We are here to help you create the best custom board for you. You'll also notice the volume will disappear once the width or thickness is altered from the stock measure, we will see this and give you the correct volume after you submit your order.


Tail Type
We obviously have a tail designed to the stock model but this is where you can change the drive in your board. Chilli designs each of our models with a specific tail in mind. Changing this will change the way the surfboard performs. However, if you would like to experiment, feel free to choose a different tail option.


Quite simply this is what fin system you want. We recommend going with what you already have in the past so you can use the fins you already have, but, if you're up for a change the option is there. Follow this and select your:

Fin System: FCS or Futures

Fin Number: Twin Fin (2 fin boxes), Thruster (3 fin boxes) or Quin (5 fin boxes)

Fin System Option: FCS - X2 (original 2 tab), FCS II (new keyless system) and box colour or FUTURES box colour


Fin Number info
Twin Fin: The twin fin setup is really quick and lively. The downside is that they are a little bit loose and tend to spin out a little if you're doing a big bottom turn in bigger waves. Designed to provide a loose, fast, lively feeling.
Thruster: Is the most common configuration. The rail fins help create speed, while the centre fins gives you drive and stability.
Quad: Quad fins are fast and loose. The quad set-up draws water through the middle of your board which creates speed. A lot of fun!
Quin: This option is for someone who can't decide whether they want a thruster or a quad. You can change from one to the other. This is also a great way to experiment with your board, because it will surf completely different in a quad to how it surfs in a thruster!


Glassing Details

Ultra light: This is a very light glass job, one layer of 4oz glass on the deck and one layer of 4oz glass on the bottom. This makes the board, light and fast. However, this also means the board's durability won't last like the other options. Performance over durability for this option.
Stock: This is what Chilli Surfboards recommends when ordering your board. Two layers of 4oz glass on the deck and one layer of 4oz glass on the bottom. It isn't too heavy and it isn't too light, it's just right! All our stock boards we make are made with this option.
Strong: This glass job definitely makes the board stronger but also the extra weight of the cloth adds weight to the board. One layer of 6oz glass in addition to one layer of 4oz glass on the deck, then on the bottom is one layer of 4oz glass. We recommend this option if you are surfing waves of consequence or you are heavy footed and tend to dint your boards or simply want durability in your boards.
Strong Extra: Recommended for the ordering of our Step-Up models. Two layers of 6oz glass on the deck and one layer of 4oz glass on the bottom. Great for big surf and heavy waves.
Twin Tech stock: Two layers of 4oz in addition to one layer of biaxial on the deck; one layer of 4oz with Innegra on the bottom. Glassed with Epoxy resin.
Innegra* special: Combining the elements of Innegra S fibre (the white lines on your board) with our double twisted weave fibreglass we strategically glass 14 strands of Innegra running parallel up your board. These fibres provide a controlled strength and flex allowing the board to be stronger and perform better without becoming too stiff.
Ultra light Innegra: one layer of 4oz on the deck and one layer of 4oz with Innegra on the bottom.
Stock Innegra: two layers of 4oz on the deck and one layer of 4oz with Innegra on the bottom.
Strong Innegra: one layer of 6oz in addition to one layer of 4oz on the deck, then on the bottom is one layer of 4oz with Innegra.
Strong Extra Innegra: two layers of 6oz on the deck, then on the bottom is one layer of 4oz with Innegra.


Stripes Carbon Patches
Stripes Carbon patches help to reinforce strength on your rail around the tail. We do this, because the tail area is the first place to give out on your surfboard. This is due to the fact that your toes and heals really dig in when surfing. You can either get Stripes Carbon or Heal and Toe patches (clear 4 ounce cloth).


Chilli Decal
We have pre-set decal positions for each model but, this is where you can customize your board and create something outside the model pre-sets. Choose one and then try them all watching the board builder create the perfect layout for your custom board.


Our unique sprays are rolled on by a foam roller using a water based paint. Be aware, nothings ever done the same but we do our best to keep uniform throughout. By having it this way everything is unique, everything has its own character and look.
Start clicking on a spray and select your favourite. Visit our spray page here too. We do custom sprays outside what you see listed, please contact customer service to get your quote.


Name On Stringer
Very simple, whatever your write in here, Chilli will write on the foam down near the dimensions in pencil and it will be there to stay forever.

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