Aussie Red Bull Rider Goes for Gold in Russia

November 21, 2013 at 12:03 am
Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin

 26-year-old Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin is Australia’s first and only snowboarding double World Champion, the face of Australia’s 2014 Winter Olympics team and a Cleo 2013 Bachelor of the Year finalist! Securing his first title in Spain and his second in Canada, Alex is hoping to secure his next title in Russia at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics. Posse recently caught up with the Red Bull Athlete, to find out some of his favourites on and off the snow!

Posse: You travel the world quite a bit – where is your favourite place to board?

Alex: South America. It’s great to go somewhere a bit different to the European and North American resorts.

South America's Andes mountain range. Photo: snowboarding.transworld.net

South America’s Andes mountain range. Photo: snowboarding.transworld.net

P: You’ve recently moved to Dee Why and we hear you’re a keen surfer, where do you like to buy your boards?

A: I love Channel Island Surf Boards at Onboard Industries in Mona Vale.

channel islands surfboard

Channel Island boards

P: And where do you refuel after your surf?

A: SeaChange Café in Dee Why. I have just moved to the area and love this café.

Seachange Cafe. Photo: Urbanspoon.com

Seachange Cafe. Photo: Urbanspoon.com

P: And what about after hitting the slopes? Which is your favourite bar to hang out at?

A: Bars? I don’t have time for them in my training schedule! However, I do like the atmosphere of the après ski scene over in Europe.. Austria is fantastic.

Austria's Wiener Eistraum. Photo: www.lifepr.de

Austria’s Wiener Eistraum. Photo: www.lifepr.de

P: Any cool discoveries recently?

A: I stopped over in Moscow for 36 hours last month, and took a wander around Red Square which was pretty cool.

red square moscow

Moscow’s Red Square. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/alexchumpypullin

P: You’re only a couple of months out from the Winter Olympics – what items are always in your gym bag?

A: I always have a Red Bull Zero before a session, as well as a great playlist to get me through!