Tru Starling from North Narrabeen has been going from strength to strength in recent months! She’s been playing around with a few different board designs to find what’s best for her.
Name: Tru Starling
Level: Junior competitive surfer
Shaper: James Cheal
Brand: Chilli Surfboards
Model: Spawn Mini
Dimensions: 5’5 x 18 x 2
Volume: 20.8 L
Fin System: FCS 2 – Kolohe Andino – Small
Tail: Rounded Square
Wave Type: Up to 6ft
I’ve been working with Chilli for about a year now, developing a board that is right for me. I’ve been through about 4 or 5 boards and have been playing around with volume and tail designs. A few months back Laura Enever (also from North Narrabeen) lent me a couple of her boards to try which had a bit more volume under the front foot and more of a flat rocker, which I felt really suited my style of surfing.
Chilli and I went through and developed a really good board, which is the one I’m riding now. It’s great to surf close to where your shaper is and have that relationship with him.