Chilli - Full Strength

Mid Length

Introducing the Full Strength designed by James Cheal. The next generation in our 'mid-length' category was inspired by James' journey to the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia with his son. With a quiver of the popular Mid Strength that is used mainly in the east coast of Australia conditions, he thought it would be good to create something different with a progressive performance outline, but still have the attributes of his much-loved Mid Strength.

James refined and designed a 6'6 and 6'10 Project Black Full Strength to R&D on his trip, both with subtle tweaks and variances to find a perfect performance mid-length. James found the 6'6 Full Strength to be a perfect all-rounder in 3ft - 6ft conditions. James is 52 years old and 85kg. The 6'10 got ridden when James wanted to take it easy, catch more waves, and found it fit in the pocket on good waves and still able to turn on a dime.

What is the difference between the Mid Strength and Full Strength?

1. The Full Strength’s outline is pulled in at the nose by 1/8" decreasing drag up front. The back end is also narrower creating a nice, rounded pin tail giving it more of a shortboard feel. This allows the board to perform better in the pocket, and at higher speeds on the face while maintaining that paddle power the Mid Strength possesses.

2. The Full Strength's rail is lower with a more rolled deck, allowing for more progressive surfing and greater bite on the wave face, again, at higher speeds for when the surf is good.

The rocker and bottom contours of this updated board are very similar to the Mid Strength (if it ain't broke, don’t fix it). The Full Strength paddles well, yet has a more refined outline, increasing the level of performance it has to offer.

If you love the Mid Strength, we highly recommend you indulge in the Full Strength for those bigger, more powerful waves or just better days. This duo will ultimately keep you covered across all types of conditions and sizes of waves. To size yourself up, compare with your current Mid Strength and ride the same length or drop down 2 inches to gain that extra level of performance in a board that still keeps your wave count high!

Fin recommendations:


Thruster – Accelerator family – Medium or Large

Quad – Performer Quad Rears - Large

Fin recommendations:


Thruster – Legacy Series Rake – Medium or Large

Quad – Rasta HC - Large




Board Features


Round Pin Tail


Low/Medium Rail

Fin Setup:

FCS 2x 5 Fins




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Full Strength Standard Dimensions

Size Width Thickness Volume
6'2" 19 1/2" 2 1/2" 32.00 Custom Order
6'4" 19 3/4" 2 9/16" 34.00 Custom Order
6'6" 20" 2 5/8" 36.00 Custom Order
6'8" 20 1/4" 2 5/8" 38.00 Custom Order
6'10" 20 1/2" 2 3/4" 41.00 Custom Order
7'0" 20 3/4" 2 13/16" 43.00 Custom Order
7'2" 21" 2 13/16" 45.00 Custom Order
7'4" 21 1/4" 2 7/8" 47.00 Custom Order
7'6" 21 1/2" 3" 52.00 Custom Order
7'10" 21 1/2" 3" 54.00 Custom Order
8'0" 21 3/4" 3" 56.00 Custom Order
* Standard Tail

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