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The Shortie Squash by James Cheal is a high-performance shortboard designed for intermediate and advanced surfers who want a forgiving board that can handle a range of conditions. This board has been refined and tested by Chilli team riders, including Adriano de Souza, during his final year on the WSL championship tour and more recently Jack Robbo in 2022 Stab In The Dark.

The Shortie Squash has a balanced rocker from nose to tail that creates a wide, generous sweet spot, making it easy for surfers to jump on and immediately gel with. The moderate single concave generates speed and drive, while the squash tail provides control in the pocket at high speed and forgiveness out of the face. This combination creates a forgiving shortboard that is perfectly added to the quiver as your new daily driver.

The board features a unique extra bit of foam designed into the stringer line that makes it an excellent paddler. Despite its thickness, the Shortie Squash has a medium performance rail that allows for full control when surfed in critical parts of the wave.

The Shortie Squash fits into the Chilli range as a good wave driver for 3-6 feet surf, making it an excellent choice for surf trips overseas, winter surfing, or when the waves are pumping at home. Available in a range of volumes, this board is perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers looking for a forgiving high-performance shortboard that can handle a variety of conditions.




Board Features


Squash Tail


Medium Rail

Fin Setup:

FCS 2x 3 Fins




SHORTIE SQUASH Standard Dimensions

Size Width Thickness Volume
5'7" 18 1/4" 2 3/16" 23.30 Custom Order
5'8" 18 1/2" 2 1/4" 24.50 Custom Order
5'9" 18 5/8" 2 3/8" 26.50 Custom Order
5'10" 18 3/4" 2 7/16" 27.70 Custom Order
5'11" 18 7/8" 2 1/2" 29.00 Custom Order
6'0" 19 1/8" 2 9/16" 30.50 Custom Order
6'1" 19 1/4" 2 5/8" 32.00 Custom Order
6'2" 19 3/8" 2 3/4" 33.90 Custom Order
6'3" 19 1/2" 2 3/4" 34.60 Custom Order
6'4" 19 3/4" 2 7/8" 37.00 Custom Order
6'6" 19 7/8" 2 7/8" 38.50 Custom Order
* Standard Tail

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