Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is an Australian snowboarder who shaped history in becoming Australia’s first snowboard world champion in snowboard cross at the FIS World Titles in Spain in January 2011. Chumpy is an athlete of the new generation, highly skilled in the world of social media and technology.
In 2011, he won the world cup championship having reached the podium in four of the previous five world cup events of the season. The victory came on the back of the 2010 world cup season that saw him finish ranked as world number two. Chumpy won his second world championship in 2013, claiming the Boarder Cross title at the FIS World Titles in Stoneham.
In 2014, Chumpy was named the Australian flag bearer for the Sochi Winter Olympics where he went on to compete as a favourite in the snowboard cross. Chumpy took out his heat and looked to be in form to make the final but was eliminated in a crash-marred quarter-final.
In 2015, the SBX World Cup was shortened from a five-round series to three, leaving less room for error in an already tightly contended series. Chumpy won the second world cup event in that year before going on to finish second overall for the series. In 2017, Chumpy finished the year with a world cup ranking of fourth overall and won bronze at the world championships.
Outside of snowboarding, Chumpy is an accomplished surfer, spending his offseason carving any wave he can find, his love of surfing sees him look up to Kelly Slater as one of his idols. Away from the surf, he is an avid musician and part of the band ‘Love Charli’. https://soundcloud.com/chumpy-thesunsetaroonies
Having taken up the guitar the same age as he began snowboarding, the trio have produced two CD’s and played in many surf towns and at music festivals. Pullin even played a solo gig at the 2010 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Arosa, Switzerland.
Chumpy has also created and maintains his website (www.alexchumpypullin.com), and produces artistic and entertaining ‘movie’ blogs about his current activities.