Shredding and sharing our honest thoughts. Skate, surf & (maybe) snow.
Anything that’s reviewed on this website is based on experience. If I wouldn’t recommend it to my best friend, I won’t recommend it to you.
What up, I’m Billy!
It all started when…
The Covid-19 pandemic was at it’s peak.
I came across these boards on Instagram called surfskates.
I started researching to learn more about them but discovered something that really frustrated me.
Most websites I came across weren’t helpful at all and ultimately tried to make me buy from Amazon so that they got a commission.
After many hours of researching, I ended up more confused.
I couldn’t find any sites that were simple and clear to understand.
So that’s when I thought of the idea for Shred Shack.
To create the most helpful skate & surf content in the world. The mission is to simplify your research by publishing unbiased and honest information.
Oh and not to mention, it’s all based off of my personal experience.
So, now you’re probably wondering… why should I even trust this random dude I came across on the internet.
Valid thought – here’s why.
My love for boardsports…
Started when my dad brought home a crappy skateboard from Costco.
I was about 5 years old at the time and instantly fell inlove… Or something like that.
Fast forward and most of my teen years were spent at my local skatepark. I convinced my parents to take me 1-3 times per week (I have no idea how they agreed to that).
No joke, if I could’ve slept in the skatepark, I would’ve.
I remember the feeling of landing my first kickflip. The amount of time it took me to land it was ridiculous, but I loved every second of it.
That’s me around 13 y/o…
I started filming skateboarding with my friends. We figured out how to get the footage onto a computer and edit it.
I sent a video of me skating to PacSun and they ended up sponsoring me. Free skate gear and a 20% discount, what more could I ask for in life?!
It wasn’t the most legit sponsorship, but it really showed me the power of the internet. After my ‘contract’ was up, I drifted away from board sports for a bit.
I was burnt out and there was really no future in skateboarding on the East Coast.
I went through the motions of high school and felt lost. I probably only skated a few times.
But once I got my license, I started surfing on the weekends. This re-sparked my love for board sports and made me realized why I started in the first place.
Whether you’re skating or surfing, it’s all about having fun.
How we make money…
I want to be as transparent as possible, so here are three ways we plan on making money.
1. Website/YouTube static advertisements
Non-aggressive ads will be place on our website and YouTube videos to help fund our future content.
2. Affiliate Commissions
If we test a board that we like, we’ll place an affiliate link in our article or videos. At no additional cost to you, we’ll receive a small commission.
3. High quality products
Eventually, we’d love to offer high-quality merchandise that directly relates to the content we’re producing. Products that would not only help us fund future content, but also be high-value for you.
25 and skate/surf any chance I get.
The ability to hop on a board and immediately forget about reality is something that’s so addicting.
Here’s a little barrel I got a few winters ago. I live in New Jersey, so the surf is best in fall/winter.
If you made it this far…
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
I appreciate it and hope you find this website useful!
I’m not claiming I’m an absolute expert and know everything about board sports.
What I am claiming is that I’m on a mission to create helpful skate & surf content that’s honest.