|Born||December 28, 1973|
Redwood City, California
|Died||August 22, 1998 (aged 24)|
Shao was featured in many skate magazines including Thrasher Magazine, Skateboarder Magazine, TransWorld Skateboarding. Shao graced the July 1996 cover of Thrasher magazine with a smith grind on the top rail at Fort Miley. Shao was known as a master of many different styles of skating including street and vert. Jake Phelps refers to Shao as "Hosoi and the Gonz in one dude."
Skate video parts
- 1994 - Just Another Day On The Range - Think
- 1994 - Issue 8 - 411VM
- 1995 - High 5 - Etnies
- 1996 - Jim's Ramp Jam - Deluxe
- 1996 - Hitting The Streets - Thrasher
- 1996 - Damage - Think
- 1997 - Yellow - Emerica
- 1998 - Portable Flat Bar
- 1998 - Dedication - Think
In addition to skating, Shao also worked at Thrasher Magazine. Shortly before his untimely death, Phil Shao was named Editor of Thrasher Magazine. After Shao's passing, Jake Phelps became Editor-in-chief.
Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park
In the summer of 2003, Redwood City collaborated with Phil's friends and family to build a skatepark dedicated to Phil called the Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park. The park is a 13,000 skatepark with 5 bowls, rails, and ledges.
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- "RIP Phil Shao". www.thrashermagazine.com. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
- Halba (2010-04-10). "Shao 1 baby!". TiltmodeArmy.com. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
- Whiteley, Mark (19 August 2014). "guest post: "the gnarler" phil shao by mark whiteley". the chrome ball incident.
- Remembering Phil Shao, retrieved 2019-10-14
- "Phil Shao skater profile. Online skate videos and video parts by Phil Shao. | Skatevideosite". www.skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
- "Phil Shao - Friends and family talk about a late great.Friends and family talk about a late great". TransWorld SKATEboarding. 30 July 1999.
- "411VM - Issue 8 skate video soundtrack | Skatevideosite". www.skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
- "The Jake Phelps Interview". skatemorespots.com.
- "Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park - Redwood City, CA". Yelp. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
- "Viskart:Remembering Phil Shao". Viskart (in Japanese).