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By Roadtrip Nation

Chip “Chipper Bro” Bell

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born in Hollywood and raised in Santa Barbara, California.
I spent a lot of my childhood surfing.
I started playing Freestyle Frisbee with my friends and went to my first tournament in 1980—I set a goal to someday be on the finalist field.
Whenever the surf was flat, I’d work on my Frisbee skills.
In 1982 my Frisbee team and I were crowned world champions—afterward, we were able to secure sponsors and tour all over the world.
After finishing a ten-year tour with the Pro Freestyle circuit, I began looking for a steady job with benefits because my wife and I were starting a family.
Patagonia was hiring, so I applied and landed a job with the company as a cultural ambassador.
In addition to working at the front desk for Patagonia, I also teach kids and adults how to surf through my business surfclass.com.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School

Career

Cultural Ambassador

I represent the company and its mission from the front desk.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Environment & Nature
Being Physically Active

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

If you want to turn your hobby into a business, whether it's frisbee, surfing, or something else, you need to work hard to be one of the best so that you can put yourself out there and secure sponsors. Finding people to sponsor you is a great way to start making money out of your passion.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You need to do something better with your life. Go to college. Get an education. Do something!"