What the Chilli Surfboards site says about the Piña Colada:
‘The Piña Colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, served blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge and a novelty umbrella.
Just as tasty as the drink itself this new board is designed to put the fun back into summer slush, point breaks and if you dress it with the right fins almost all conditions. Its got area through the whole body of the board making the deck flat but nice and low in the rail line. The wide nose is for paddling and pushing through flat sections. The tail end is heavily inspired from the classic twin fin era. Single flyers level with the side fins creating the break in the outline and allows curve into the narrower swallow tail so it can perform in the pocket. The ultimate blend!
We recommend riding it 3-4 litres more then your desired volume or dropping 3-5 inches from your desired shortboard.’
What people are saying about it:
“Overall, the Chilli Surfboards Pina Colada was fun in flatter faced, small conditions where I wanted to maximize the fun quotient when the waves were not good. I could get lots of waves, get lots of speed in those waves, it was great for that. In my experience, this is not the board you’re going to pull out for performance-oriented waves. Getting into steeper faces I struggled a little bit. And, again, I felt like I be push hard on this tail and lose a lot of drive. I have heard that you need to get your foot right back on the back of the tail block here in order to really maximize your push and drive through turns. That was my experience with the Chilli Surfboards Pina Colada.” – Benny of Compare Surfboards
“The Pina Colada is the 2016 Chilli Surfboards summer fun board. With a wide nose for those flatter sections, combined with plenty of volume through the outline and a low deck, this board gets good speed. The wings around the side fin mark of the outline allow for a narrower swallow tail for performance in the pocket. Best for summer slush, point breaks and most everyday conditions. Surf it on smaller days and also watch it perform in the pocket when the waves step up.” – Boardcave
“The Pina Colada is an easy board to surf well right out of the gates. The wider width and flatter rocker make for easy paddling, wave catching and added stability. The foiled rails engage in the wave face easily, even at higher speeds and/or in hollower waves. Most people hear “fish” and think wide, straight and thick. This board is curvy, foiled and sleek. It’s a great combo of fish paddling, planing and speed, with shortboard control and turning ability.” – Realwatersports
“Got to ride the board today in waist to rare shoulder high on very full tide with texture. The board worked really well catching waves, paddling, etc. The magic, however, was is how well is turns, holds the speed and does not bog down. Not high quality waves for the most part, but with this board and lots of turns it was still fun. I ran XL FCS2 performers up front with a large as the trailer. It will be hard for me to not ride it as a thruster. I may experiment with the size of the fins but that’s about it. The board is a keeper. I would not want this board to be thicker or longer ( my board was the stock 6’2″).” – user John on Realwatersports
“The Chilli Pina Colada model is a recent design James Cheal came up with as a fun board to help you get the most out of marginal conditions. A combination of influences from 80s twin fin designs to high performance fish shapes, it’s got plenty of area through the whole body of the board and a relatively flat rocker which ensures that this is a fast board that catches waves super easily. The rails taper down to a nice and low the rail line to make sure that this shape still remains responsive and will bite into the face of the wave with ease. It has a wide nose is for paddling and skating over flat sections. In the tail end you can clearly see the influence from the classic twin fin era. A single flyer, level with the side fins creates a break in the rail and allows the board’s outline to curve into a narrower swallow tail, giving it more performance in the pocket and broadening it’s wave range.” – Zak Surfboards
“The Chilli Pina Colada, is a surfboard built for fun, as the name suggests. Its got plenty of area through the board meaning you can have paddle power & get through sloppy sections. The tail of the board is inspired by the classic twin fin era, single flyers level with the side fins & a narrow swallow so it performs in the pocket, a great mix.” – Tradewind Surf
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