Chilli Oh One Review

What the Chilli Surfboards site says about the Oh One:

‘Chilli Surfboards latest creation is the Oh One. Combining 3 key elements from a few of our most favourite models we have the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard.

We’ve added the volume in the centre (stringer) of the board for a much similar feel to the Rare Bird for paddle power and foam under the front foot to keep you moving through the flat sections but kept the rail low so it doesn’t feel like a big board.

We have taken the bottom contours (very similar rocker and concaves) from the Spawn and Fader to create a high performance ride in critical steeper sections.

Throw a thumb tail similar to the Fader (touch wider) accompanied with a 5 fin set up. When ridden thruster it’s sharp and accurate and super fast and flow when ridden with a quad set up.

Drop 1-2 inches from your Spawn (or rise 1 from your Peri Peri) or select your preferred litres. This board excels in 2-6 foot surf.’

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“Overall, the Chilli Oh One has been a really fun board to ride. It’s quite versatile. I think for people that live in metro areas Sydney, where you get a real variety of conditions, but generally it’s on the not-so-great side, this is a great option. It’s a fun board to ride and I guess it’s been all pros for it. I’m a big fan of the Spawn (watch review here) and the Fader by Chilli, and getting on this was just…it seemed really similar, a real familiar board. Just a little bit more forgiving than the Spawn and probably better for someone that’s stepped up to a performance board to challenge their surfing. If you get a chance to check out a Chilli Oh One, do so. It’s a fun board and I think you’ll enjoy it.” – Craig on Compare Surfboards

“The Oh One by Chilli is the ultimate all round surfboard in all conditions. As a thruster it has a sharp and accurate feel and has a super fast flow when surfed as a quad setup. Go with around 1-2 inches shorter than your Spawn (or 1 inch longer than your Peri Peri) and go with your preferred litre-age. This board is perfect for 2-6 foot surf.” – Boardcave

“The Chilli Surfboards Oh One model is a collection of key elements from other popular Chilli models. Doing this has resulted in the ultimate all rounder for surfers, this board is built to perform in a range of conditions. The volume through the middle of the board is remnant of the Rare Bird for extra paddle power & to keep you grinding through the mush when needed. The bottom contour is very similar to the Spawn & the Fader, this mixed with the low rail means the performance aspect of the board is well & truly alive. The Thumb tail from the Fader but a touch wider together with a 5 fin setup so you can mix & match between thruster & quad option depending on what you like & the feeling you are after. To ride this board drop an inch or two from your Spawn or regular performance board & get somwhere around the litreage you are used to & enjoy it in 2 – 6 foot surf where the Oh One excels.” – Tradewind Surf

“The ultimate surfboard gives you feedback. The moment you stand on them you know. It tells you how it wants to be ridden.” – Julian Wilson.

“This model combines a few key elements from several of James Cheal’s most popular models to create the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard. There is extra volume in this model, in the center by the stringer of the board for paddle power and extra foam under the front foot to help keep you moving through the flat sections. The rail has been kept relatively low, to make sure that this model doesn’t feel too big and chunky board underfoot. The rocker and concaves in the Oh One are not too dissimilar from other high performance models in the Chilli range, allowing you to effectively ride critical parts of the wave and draw arcs in steeper sections. The thumb tail adds a touch extra curve to the outline in the back 3rd of the board – providing extra hold and super smooth turns. A 5 fin set up gives you the option of the more consistent, predictable thruster fin configuration or you can enjoy the speed and flow of a quad set up.” – Zak Surfboards

“The Oh One from Chilli combines is the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard. They added volume in the middle of the board for paddle power and foam under the front foot to keep you moving through the flat sections but kept the rail low so it doesn’t feel like a big board. This board has a high performance ride in critical steeper sections. A thumb tail accompanied with a 5 fin set up. When ridden as a thruster the feel is sharp and accurate. Super-fast and flowy when ridden with a quad set up.” – Rider Shack

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