Lodge Guest, Shelly Tygielski



What is your name ? Shelly Tygielski

Where do you live and where are you from ? Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What size set up do you currenltly ride ? Trucks: 5.0 mids Wheels: 50mm,99d Deck: Whatever feels comfortable. Bearings: Bones Swiss Ceramics

Any sponsors ? No

Family status ? Married

School, work or both ? Work

How is a great normal day looking for you ? ( start from morning til late night) Wake up at 5 am. Meditate for 30 min and journal for 30 min. Go meet with clients (I teach mindfulness full time at schools, in corporate settings and do workshops) Pick up my son from school at 3pm and head straight to the skate park then have dinner and help him win homework and have a scotch or two play my guitar for a little while and then go to sleep. Start again the next day at 5 am.

Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you Wake up before sunrise, skate to beach with my surfboard, watch the sunrise and meditate, surf, hang at beach with my closest friend and some great music always playing in background, skatepark afternoon session, head out at night for some microbrews and live music.


Yoga on a skateboard


How is your late summer coming along and how has it been ? Late summer was crazy due to the active hurricane season here in Florida. We have been in cleanup mode for over a month now. But the summer overall was incredible. I finally got to go to Hawaii and spend a great deal of time on both Oahu and Kauai where the beaches are epic and the skate culture is so amazing. I’m also grateful because we were able to spend almost a month in theFlorida Keys before they got destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

Any projects you got going you wanna talk about ? Yes! I teach all sorts of meditation workshops around the country that are meant to be relatable and practical for people. I’ve been teaching one called “The Fuck It List ” for the last few months which helps people let go and accomplish the things on their bucket list in a tangible way. But when I skate, I always call it medi-skating because to me, it helps me clear my mind and I’m not thinking about anything else while I am on the board. So now I created a Mediskate Gathering in south Florida and we are going to be meeting once a month as a collective and long boarding on a 7 mile trail together in a mindful manner. I’ve still got a few tricks up my sleeve!

Do you read books ? if so, what do you read ? Yes. I mostly read biographies about people who are interesting to me. Right now I’m reading one about Bob Dylan and I just finished one about Greg Allman

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ? Too many people. I need to have more solitude. Lol

Tell us about the great crew you are bringing to the session next time… A family that skates together stays together: My husband, my son, my brother, nephew and brother-in-law.

How great is your crew really end of the day ? I’m stuck with them for life so they are the BEST

Do you plan any fall or winter skatemissions ? We live in a florida where we have skate weather all year round. I’m gonna hit the parks all along the Florida coast

How do you think your future will look like ? I’m writing a book about intentional living. I want to go on a skate and book tour. I’m also doing a TED talk and hope to create an impact.

What do you do besides skateboarding ? Play guitar, surf and paddle board, meditate, teach and paint.

What is your to go to resturants ? I prefer going to Whole Foods and grabbing a ready made meal.

Whats your top 3 favorite meals ? Cereal! Tacos. Pizza.

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ? Beer. Water. Scotch.

How do you see the future of skateboarding ? More girls!!!!!!

Do you you have other hobbys besides skateboarding ? I play guitar, I surf and paddle board.

Last Question…what you got ? “Love is what I got. I said remember that.” – Sublime


Partying on a paddle board in Islamorada


Thank(s) you ? Every person who has ever touched my life.

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