Chilli Rare Bird Review

What the Chilli Surfboards site says about the Rare Bird:

‘Birds Eye, Toucan now welcome the Rare Bird! After years of building the Birds Eye and Toucan models for all types of waves and surfers comes the Rare Bird. It features the rocker and bottom from the Toucan. Single concave from the front foot back to a double concave and slight vee out through the back fin for easy transition. Wide point a little forward in this board allows a really nice rail line that creates drive. Combining that with a medium rail and pulled in thumb tail this board screams versatility. Quin fin setup has proven a huge plus with this model allowing it to perform in small stuff right up to head high barrels. We basically built this board from Mitch Coleborn’s favourite Toucan in which he rode in a 5’4 with a 5’6 width and thickness. To break that down we suggest dropping 1 – 2 inches from the Toucan or 4-5 inches from your shortboard.’

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Images from ChilliSurfboards.com

What people are saying about it:

“I fell in love with this thing the first time I surfed it. It was head high, maybe a little bit overhead, a little bit cross-shore, not very good, but I took off on this thing the first time and it is explosively fast. I got to my feet and the thing just took off. It just flies. Really fun and fast to ride but yet I could still turn it hard in the pocket and fly across flat sections as well. I’m really excited about this board and really excited to surf it more.” – Ben on CompareSurfboards.com

“I bought an EPS Rare Bird 6’2 2 months ago and I can tell that my surfing has completely changed for better. The board is so fun in all conditions, forgiving and fast, I am doing things that I thought they would never be possible. I had a couple of days in april with 5feet waves light offshore wind, and the board truly showed how amazing it is. After trying countless boards (I am a collectionneur), I finally found the perfect board for me, so thank you M. Cheal.” – Tiago on CompareSurfboards.com

“The Rare Bird by Chilli is one of the more versatile boards in the Chilli surfboard collection. The 5 fin setup helps it adapt to most conditions from small swell to hollow barrels. The Rare Bird is quickly becoming the most popular Chilli model.” – BoardCave.com.au

“Where the Birds Eye and Toucan models are for everyone, everywhere on everything, the Rare Bird is short, fat and fast to cut through chop. A little slice of tech: Single concave from the front foot back to a double concave and slight vee out through the back fin for easy transition. Wide point a little forward in this board allows a really nice rail line that creates drive. Combined with a medium rail and pulled in thumb tail. Drop four to five inches from your regular board and let the good times roll.” – StabMag.com

Size Chart:
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Here are some videos we found of the Chilli Rare Bird:

Here are some photos of the Chilli Rare Bird from Instagram:

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