Our Mission

Make skateboarding more accessible.

No matter what style you choose, skateboarding is a great way to connect with others, get active, and improve your mental health. The ride is the reward.

Billy

Billy James

Director Of Digital

Tyler

Tyler Mixon

Director Of Detail

Mikey

Mikey Zuks

Director Of Photography

Carving For Peace

In 2023, we launched 'Carving For Peace,' a movement that brings people together through the joy of board sports. Our goal is simple: to use the excitement and community of boarding to spread compassion and understanding. It's about breaking down barriers and building a brighter future, one carve at a time.

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Backstory

1995

Michael Brooke launches SkateGeezer, one of the earliest skateboarding websites.

1999

Publishes The Concrete Wave (History of Skateboarding) which sold over 42,000 copies. Co-founded the world’s first longboard magazine with Tom Browne - International Longboarder.

2002

Publishes the first issue of Concrete Wave Magazine, which runs for 16 years. It also spawns a 52-part TV series that airs on Fuel TV.

2012

Starts a movement of peace, balance and justice called Longboarding for Peace. Worked with police departments to trade unwanted guns for skateboards and highlighted the stories of the wrongfully convicted.

2020

Billy starts Shred Shack, a website to help those researching skate setups. In April, he launches a YouTube Channel.

2023

Shred Shack rebrands to Concrete Waves to carry on the soul of Concrete Wave Magazine.