Christopher "chippa" Wilson


Christopher Wilson... Humble, wide eyed, and soft spoken. “Chippa” Wilson... Explosive, tattooed, and wild. They are one in the same. No alter egos, just one amazing surfer. Hailing from Cabarita Beach, Australia, 24-year-old Chippa Wilson blindsided the surf community three years ago through a series of web edits which propelled him from swinging a hammer for his dad to becoming one of the most awe-inspiring aerial surfers of his generation. Racking up the accolades in no time, Chippa has continued to blow the minds of his peers and fans by innovating and landing tricks, like his signature Big Spin, which had never been landed before. With a skate influenced style all his own, Chippa continues to redefine the progression of his sport. Following his first signature film in 2010, “NOW,” produced by Analog, Chippa was nominated by Surfer Poll Awards as the Break Through Surfer of the Year in 2011. In 2012 Chippa is featured in five separate surf film projects including Surfing Life magazine DVD “On Location,” Kai Neville’s “Dear Suburbia,” Transworld Surf magazine’s “Let’s Surf Seriously,” Analog’s “Chromatic,” and the Kustom Airstrike, where Chippa is in the hunt for a $50k prize purse for a single aerial maneuver. With mind-blowing flips, spins, board varials and grabs, according to Chippa in a recent interview with Surfer Magazine, “It’s all worth it when you land that one.”


Current Sponsors: Analog Clothing, Monster Energy, Kustom Footwear, Mophie, Arnette Eyewear, Nixon, FCS, Gorilla Grip and Shaping Co. Surfboards
Birthday: August 28
Hometown: Cabarita Beach, NSW, Australia

Career Highlights:

2012 Featured in Transworld Surf’s “Let’s Surf Seriously” film
2012 Featured in Kai Neville’s “Dear Suburbia” Movie
2012 Featured in Analog’s “Chromatic” Movie
2011 Featured in Kai Neville’s “Lost Atlas” film
2011 Winner of Air Show - Volcom VQS Championships, Newport Beach, California
2010 Nominated for Surfer Poll Awards “Breakthrough Performer of the Year”
2010 Release of Analog Clothing’s Chippa Wilson signature film “NOW”
2010 Runner up for $50K Kustom Air Strike
2010 Featured in Kai Neville’s “Landscape Altered” video series
2009 Winner of Stab Magazine “Little Weeds” public voter video contest