Chilli Rarest Bird - Twin Tech



Back in 2015 we designed the Rare Bird. It started out in the category of ‘small wave performance’ but quickly appealed to an audience of surfers who rode it in small onshore summer slop through to 6 foot barrelling waves in Indonesia. The feedback was always, “This is the most versatile surfboard ever, it just works”! From here the Rarest Bird emerged… with more volume and foam, this versatile hybrid appeals to a wide range of surfers looking for a performance surfboard that does it all.

OUTLINE: The wide point is pushed further forward than most boards to create more curve under the chest and front foot for ease of paddling and speed in dead sections. The classic round tail traverses easily from beach to reef and point waves while producing a feeling of sturdiness under your back foot.

ROCKER: Medium entry and a fast exit provides, what we feel, is the perfect balance of speed and flow for surfers wanting a board that will react quickly and fulfil their expectations as they execute turns on a wave. I.e. This board does the work for you!

CONTOURS: The single to double concave is a very effective combination that compliments the outline and rocker and gives you a fast and responsive board in conditions that are not only sub-par but have more power and size.

PERFORMANCE: Designed to be ridden 1 inch shorter than your typical shorty, the Rarest Bird can be classified as a one board ‘take anywhere’ quiver. It has all the attributes of a performance board; speed, responsiveness and control, but the main difference is the extra buoyancy and floatation that makes it more forgiving and usable for the everyday surfer. For the intermediates, this is a great board to take your surfing to the next step without loosing paddle power or speed. Advanced surfers can take it around the world and feel comfortable in any conditions on offer.

Fin Recommendations: Thruster – FCS II Performer, Quad – FCS II Accelerator Sides + Performer Quad Rears. These ‘all-round’ fin options suit the rounded narrower tail and produce a neutral feel that won’t discriminate against anyone.

Length Width Thick Volume Fins Approx Weight Range
5'4 19 1/2 2 3/16 24.5 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 55kg / 122lb
5'6 19 3/4 2 5/16 27.5 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 60kg / 132lb
5'8 20 2 3/8 29.8 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 65kg / 143lb
5'9 20 1/8 2 7/16 31 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 70kg / 154lb
5'10 20 1/4 2 1/2 32 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 70kg / 154lb
5'11 20 3/8 2 1/2 33.3 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 75kg / 165lb
6'0 20 1/2 2 1/2 34 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 75kg / 165lb
6'2 20 3/4 2 9/16 36.3 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 80kg / 176lb
6'4 21 2 5/8 38.6 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 80kg / 176lb
6'6 21 1/4 2 3/4 41.8 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 85kg / 188lb
6'8 22 2 3/4 44 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 85kg / 188lb
6'10 22 1/4 2 7/8 47.8 FCSII Performer (Not Supplied) 90kg / 198lb

All Boards - $49.95 New Zealand wide

Goggles - $5 New Zealand wide

All other goods - $10 New Zealand wide

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Warranty & Returns

Waterman Store NZ allows returns or exchanges for faulty items and incorrect purchase of size or colour. Online orders can be returned in store or sent back to our physical store address.

Unworn and sell-able merchandise may be returned within 30 days of purchase for an exchange, store credit or refund in the form of original payment, provided it’s accompanied by an original Waterman Store NZ sales receipt and with all original packaging and tags attached. 

Worn, damaged or altered merchandise can't be exchanged or refunded Swimwear can't be exchanged or refunded unless it’s faulty.

If the merchandise being returned was paid for with a store credit/gift card or was itself an exchange for returned merchandise, we can only offer an exchange or credit/gift card and not a refund.

If merchandise is faulty, we'll meet our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act to provide a remedy in terms of a refund, exchange or credit.

When requesting a refund on an entire order, your original shipping fee will be refunded also. 

Shipping costs will not be refunded for partial order returns.

Any garments returned for exchange or refund are returned at the purchaser's expense - that is, the customer pays for the courier or postage back to Waterman Store. 

Waterman Store will cover the cost of sending replacement items to the original purchaser.

We cannot refund courier or postage costs unless the item is faulty.