Chris ‘Chippa’ Wilson, Biarritz, France
It’s currently 20 degrees in Biarritz, France. Last month it was even warmer. So, y’may find Chris ‘Chippa’ Wilson’s combo of a short-arm steamer and booties a little paradoxical. Chips is a student of the Cali skate-surf steeze, uber-tech and punk as Rollins. Booties have always been part of that steeze and, depending on who […]
It’s currently 20 degrees in Biarritz, France. Last month it was even warmer. So, y’may find Chris ‘Chippa’ Wilson’s combo of a short-arm steamer and booties a little paradoxical. Chips is a student of the Cali skate-surf steeze, uber-tech and punk as Rollins. Booties have always been part of that steeze and, depending on who you ask, can prove extra traction for sticking landings. Chip favours booties made only of neoprene with no smooth skin on the sole. Doesn’t sound like that be all that grippy, but Chip says there’s something about surfing in ’em. They just feel good. For more aerial-related pointers, be sure to check out The Degenerate’s Guide To Trick Surfing with Chippa in Stab issue 52.
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