Mat (Chiggy) Chigwidden has been skateboarding around the country and overseas for 17+ years and has competed in and hosted competitions, completed demonstrations and more recently has turned his passion into a full-time gig, teaching people how to skate. His teaching including working for Skateboarding Australia. Then it evolved into what is gaining momentum – his own business, Chiggy’s Skateboarding.
Mat at work with his students
Mat operates out of Coolum on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, where he runs skateboarding camps and sharing his passion of skateboarding with all;
"Skateboarding is a work of art, it brings people together, creates life-long relationships, it allows you to be yourself therefore you can do it any way you want. The most important thing about skateboarding is having fun. Teaching skateboarding and providing people with different opportunities to be able to skate and make new friends is one of the best things I can offer. Bringing people together, encouraging them to conquer their fears and watching them achieve their goals all in the name of fun, whilst skating is the best part about my job."