Chippa Wilson is from Cabarita, Australia and is 21 years old.
We caught up with Chippa on a lazy Wednesday fresh from a deep indo excursion for Australia’s Surfing Life magazine.
• Hey Chip how was the trip to Indo? •
It was awesome, a really isolated location that had us camping some nights. It reminded me of those early indo excursions, a real deep indo exploration mission and we scored some surf so it was a great trip.
• So what’s your take on surfing’s current state of play? •
Right now I am really stoked on it, a lot of money has fallen out of the sport and I feel that has made the guys that truly love the sport much more motivated. As a result what I believe we are seeing a much more innovative time than surfing has seen before.
• So with your help how will the face of surfing change in the decade to come? •
I’ll be doing my best to do shit no one has done yet. I’ve have been filming a lot lately and going for some really different stuff and every time I come close to something different I take that out in the next surf as motivation.
• So is this your way of designing unlikely futures? •
Yeah it is, and it has to be this way. A sport like surfing can’t be allowed to stagnate; it would go against everything we have tried to achieve.
• So where do you draw your inspiration? •
From surfers and from all other boarding sports, I wouldn’t say I am a huge skate fan but there are definitely a lot of innovative things that we can steal from their sport.