Jersey Shore native Shayne Pospisil, or “Pizzle” as known among friends, (born May 15, 1985 ) in Manasquan, New Jersey is one of the world’s premiere all-around boarders. While Shayne has recently shown his ability to surf and skate, it is his success on the snow that put him on the map. Pospisil has been making quite a name for himself on the professional circuits of snowboarding, surfing, and skating since his first ride in 1995.
Shayne quickly gained attention impressing onlookers while training with the Okemo Mountain School, known in the boarding world as Snowboard Academy. He spent many winters on the savage, icy pipes of Vermont that molded him into the all-around rider he is today. While his snowboarding roots developed on the East Coast, Pospisil has shred many different terrains across the United States.
Due to his rare athletic ability and exceptional work ethic, Shayne has become a force to be reckoned with, competing against (and taking out) some of the biggest names in snowboarding including Travis Rice, Bjorn Leines, and Shaun White. Shayne’s biggest accomplishment to date was at the, arguably the biggest urban snowboard event in North America. The Jersey Boy was, without a doubt, the fan favorite, and in true East Coast style, did not disappoint. Shayne crushed the competition, laying out a frontside 900, a backside 900, and a crowd-pleasing combination finale to capture the top prize in front of 20,000 people in New York City’s East River Park.
Shayne has an aggressive style when riding toward the hip that gives him a general aura of confidence, leading him to consistently blast the largest airs and put down the cleanest backside spins of the pack. Shayne’s signature tricks, hakon flips and backside 7′s, have positioned him to become the next household name in boarding.
Shayne admires extreme athletes like Kelly Slater, Travis Rice and Danny Way, who have helped put their respective sports on the map, and he credits most of his success to the dedication of his family. While Shayne can thank snowboarding for his recent success and notoriety, he is quick to mention that his first love lies with surfing. He was a competitive surfer before he began competing in snowboarding. When he isn’t snowboarding, he can be found defrosting while riding the waves along the California Coastline and what he calls the “Laguna Beach of the East,” the Jersey Shore.
Who are you usually shredding with?
Usually my buddies in Mammoth like Greg Bokencamp, Cody Rosenthal, Clint Allan, Gabe Taylor, the Crewsaiders and Commotion Crew, Mammoth Movie crew, and all my friends who come to visit. Pretty much whoever’s around mammoth at the time whose down to cruise.
Craziest place ever been?
The Jersey Shore. Haha
Mammoth Mountain and Mt. Baker
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What was the best thing that happened to you?
Winning 50 grand in front of my whole family and all my friends in NYC this past winter.
What are you doing besides Snowboarding?
I grew up competeing surfing when I was younger so whenever I have time I try to get in the ocean. Otherwise skating mini ramps is always fun and trying to play a round a golf every once in a while is always needed.
Three things you could never live without:
My family, friends and my right hand. Haha
If you would have to cook for somebody, what?
Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta
If you could spend one day in a different body, what body would it be?
Probably a pro surfer just because they get to surf the most epic waves and then look at beautiful girls on the beach all day.
For which invention are you still waiting?
A magnetic highway cross country that you get special tires for and just put your car in neutral and the road does all the driving for you. Would be so chilled for long driving trips and you could just relax the whole drive.
What music are you listening while shredding?
Mob Deep, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Led Zepplin, Iggy Pop, Gangstarr, Neil Young, Rolling Stones
One Album you feel really ashamed that you´ve bought it:
The Eminem CD, Relapse
Why does everybody love HEAD?
Because there’s nothing better.
All my sponsers, my mom and dad, and everyone else who helped me make it happen out there. Jersey represent!