While it's impossible to quantify the magnetism some skateboarders possess, Chima Ferguson's lofty pop and assurance on a board is universally infectious and envied. Hailing from the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Chima never let the adversity of his surroundings or peers affect his pursuit of a career in skating. His relaxed determination and thirst for travel set him in perpetual motion and onto the radar of Real Skateboards by way of a local video.
With Vans teammate Dustin Dollin amplifying the potential of the Australian skate scene before him, Chima's entrance to the United States went off like a controlled explosion, as evidenced in his parts for Real, Volcom, a lead section in Propeller (2015), and his dedication to destruction in Vans' "Spinning Away." Firmly focused on a skate-first career, Chima's also passionately worked with Vans on two signature pro models that infuse simplicity with modern technology for heightened performance.
HOMETOWN: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
CURRENTLY RESIDES: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
DATE OF BIRTH: FEBRUARY 14, 1989
ON VANS SINCE: 2005