Stab Magazine | Stop What You're Doing And Watch: Chippa Wilson's Epøkhe Part

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch: Chippa Wilson’s Epøkhe Part

Every bit as ludicrous as you’d imagine.

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The man is, prolific.

No doubt about it. Chippa Wilson has figured out the freesurfing quantity/quality algorithm, and continues to put out quality shorts at just the right frequency. No so often as to settle for anything less than the pointiest end of hi-fi, but not infrequent enough for him to ever stray from surfing’s canon.

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Stop and consider contorting your body into this position for a moment (and listen to your bones groan).

Left Brain, Right Brain is the follow-up to Chippa’s last opus Video Number No. 4, released in conjunction with his handsome new signature Epøkhe frame, ‘Wilson.’ The surfing, as one has come to expect from Chippa, defies description. The colder reaches of Australia and the ever-consistent Indonesian stint provided the sets, and the performer, well let’s just say that, remarkably, his surfing hasn’t slowed a touch since he had us clutching for the rewind button in NOW! in 2010. In fact, he seems like he might even be getting better. 

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The triple threat of grip, boots, and a gentle puff blowing the board to foot.

There’s not a right in sight, which is obviously deliberate, as Chip’s surfing is equally strong with back to wall. The airs are everything we’ve come to expect from Chippa, with not a filler in sight. The addition of boned-out, ankle-snapping straight jumps to compliment the furious spins are most welcome, as is Chippa’s deft touch in the tube. We’re all for finding new ways to do things, and tip our caps to Chippa and the Epøkhe/Octopus gang for experimenting with film-driven product releases. Epøkhe co-founder Kai Neville’s cinematographic skills are one of Epokhe’s strongest assets, and their filmic offerings are always beautifully shot and well constructed. Their latest is no exception.

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Chippa threading an Indonesian dream.

We’ve got nothing but respect for freesurfers who work hard to stay relevant, and Chippa sits firmly at the top of that totem. We’ve become so used to Chippa’s output that it’s easy to overlook quite what an impact he’s had in surfing over the last decade. The guy’s a deadset revolutionary when it comes to invention and pushing the aerial status quo. The fact that to this day that you couldn’t describe anyone else as “surfing like Chippa,” is testament to that. 

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Wilson: refreshingly different, like the man whose lends his name to them.

Let the man blow your mind up top, then grab his frames here.

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