Grom Youth

The Shortie Youth based off the Chilli's most recent performance shortboard the SHORTIE for smaller people who rip! James scaled down the dimensions and added a squash tail to suit grommets from 35kgs to 60kgs and who want to take their surfing to the next level whether intermediate or advanced, this board shreds!

As described by Jack Robinson from the 2022 Stab In The Dark, "this board is easy to ride. You don't have to think, you just jump on it and surf." Chilli's new performance driver packs high-performance surfing into a forgiving shortboard that caters to intermediate and advanced surfers. The Shortie was refined throughout 2021 with Adriano de Souza (and Chilli team riders) during his final year on the WSL championship tour.

James had "user friendly" mixed with "high performance" in his brief. He went to work combining a balanced rocker from nose to tail (creating a wide generous sweet spot), a moderate single concave (speed generating with drive), and a semi-rounded pin tail (control in the pocket at high speed). This created a forgiving performance shortie that is easy for surfers to jump on and immediately gel.

The Shortie fits into the Chilli range as a good wave driver for 2-6 feet. Recommended for the upper end of intermediate to advanced groms.

Revamped colour Chilli 'shadow' Peppa logos with rail sprays to match, 3 colours to choose from. © Chilli Surfboards

Board Features


Squash Tail


Low/Medium Rail

Fin Setup:

FCS 2x 3 Fins




From 0.5 m to 2 m.

2 m

0.5 m


SHORTIE YOUTH Standard Dimensions

Size Width Thickness Volume
4'10" 16 3/4" 2" 16.80 Custom Order
4'11" 16 7/8" 2" 17.20 Custom Order
5'0" 17" 2 1/16" 18.00 Custom Order
5'1" 17 1/8" 2 1/16" 18.60 Custom Order
5'2" 17 1/4" 2 1/8" 19.60 Custom Order
5'3" 17 3/8" 2 1/8" 20.20 Custom Order
5'4" 17 1/2" 2 3/16" 21.20 Custom Order
5'5" 17 5/8" 2 3/16" 21.70 Custom Order
5'6" 17 5/8" 2 3/16" 21.90 Custom Order
* Standard Tail

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