Who Is Ghostskate?
Who Is Ghostskate?
In 2011, Stuart Anderson was hosting a lesson in Central Park when Mcdonald Predelus happened to join the event while doing a video shoot. Mac & Stu became fast friends through their mutual aspirations of building the local skate community.
Together, they connected Stuart’s community group with Mcdonald’s creative team to create Ghostskate. Since then, they advanced Ghostskate’s mission to make skateboarding accessible to all by growing it into the largest skating group on Meetup.com with over 2,200 members. Since 2010 the Ghostskate Meetup has hosted more than 100 events, and taught 1000's of New Yorkers how to skateboard.
I am a Brooklyn born skater who has grown to love the global longboarding community. I started to host events for the meetup in 2010, and officially took over in 2011. Since then I have hosted more than one hundred events and skated with 1000’s of skaters both local and around the world. I value every chance I get to teach someone a new skill.
My aim is to make learning to skateboard safe and accessible to everyone. I hope to grow Ghostskate to a global network which provides free community events to skaters all over the world.
My thanks goes out to all of my friends around the world who have made this such an amazing community.
Got a good event idea? Let me know and let’s make it happen!
I started long boarding after walking home one day and seeing a young kid about the age of 10 and his little brother doing Coleman slides near Union Sq. I went home to Youtube it, not knowing what they were using to slide or riding on. I just knew they were not on skateboards. I landed on a Freeboarding video and thought to myself this is cool but crazy and is not what the kids were doing. The next video I saw was Originals "Longboarding Freeride" I said to myself "this is it! I am doing this!" I went to the loft, grabbed a board, it was a sector 9 which was the only brand I heard of. I went to central park and just started to skate as if I had been riding for years naturally, after never even being on a skateboard. That day I met Solomon Lang, he told me about the Broadway Bomb race which was coming up. Two weeks later, I skated my first Broadway Bomb, finishing in 40 minutes. That is when I knew I was hooked and my lifestyle would change forever.
My favorite place to skate is in traffic, I love skating with the concrete kings and helping promote push culture. I am originally from Miami, FL I am an Art Director and Designer so I created Ghostskate New York to show the world the lifestyle that longboarding in New York city created. Pushing your board through the street is like surfing on concrete; it brings you in tune with the city. I have skated every burrow and every part of New York and I want to share my experience with the world.