Shreducation 22: Wakesurfing, Waterskiing, and Much More!

Wakesurfing in early April sounds like a pipe dream to most Wisconsinites. Follow Wyatt as he heads down to Florida for Hyperlite and HO Skis’s Shreducation 2022.

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Boards Galore (Photo by Devin Kriesant)

Wakesurfing in early April sounds like a pipe dream to most Wisconsinites.
Fortunately, I had the opportunity to head down to Florida for Hyperlite and HO Skis’s Shreducation 2022.

Shreducation is a four-day-long look at Hyperlite/HO Skis’s newest products. The best way to learn about these products is to use them hands-on! My days consisted of wake surfing, foiling, skiing, and fun in the sun.

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Surfs up (Photo by Devin Kriesant)


On day one, the midwest crew and I rode behind wakeboarding legend Rusty Malinoski’s Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon. On day two, we rode with pro wakesurfer, Jodi Grassman. We tried an abundance of wakesurfs and skims on the best waves imaginable.

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Rusty airing it out (Photo by Devin Kriesant)


Some stand-out products were the Shim and Landlock.

The Shim offers a perfect hybrid of both skim and surf characteristics. The board made maintaining speed in the wave easy and tricks a breeze. I’m 205lbs, so the 5’3″ model rode comfortably.

The other board worth noting is the Landlock. Multiple riders with zero experience saw success on it. The board allows for easy starts and effortless riding once the rope’s thrown.

After four days in the Florida sun, I headed back to the tundra.

If you’re ready for days on the water, stop into Sheps
Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm
or give us a call at (715) 845 5432

Wyatt Wiskerchen with Photos by Devin Kriesant @devin_kriesant

Gliding on the foil (Photo by Devin Kriesant)

How to Reach the Podium? Visit Wausau’s Alpine Race Experts!

Alpine ski racing is where it’s at. Get the gear and join the fun.

Just a ten minute drive from Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain, our team of expert ski boot fitters and race aficionados are your partners when hundies matter.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Shep’s Sports has been Wisconsin skiers’ first choice for race gear since 1949. That’s 73 years of experience to guide you. Owing to our home in Wausau, a mecca for outdoor adventure sports, we’re counted on for answers to questions including the who, what, when and where of skiing. As for the why? That’s easy: alpine racing is a blast!

We’re proud to support The Granite Peak Ski Team, who capitalizes on one of our greatest natural resources and provide the only alpine ski training program for youth in central Wisconsin.
*Photo Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin

Shoppers explore our 10,000 sq. feet of premium gear for skiing, cycling, camping, hiking and paddling. Plus the clothes you need to succeed. And we guide them. Friendly, expert advice is our promise.

Of course we stock alpine race gear from your favorite brands, then prep and service it with race tunes, waxes and hot box treatment. In addition to race season, our full Wintersteiger tune shop is at your service year-round.

  • Rossignol
  • Head Ski
  • Dynastar
  • Nordica
  • POC
  • Uvex
  • Leki
  • Lange
  • Smith

In addition to gear, alpine ski racers trust Shepherd & Schaller Sports to keep them in the know regarding FIS regulations. Just ask for our Race manager when you visit.

It’s easy to make an appointment for custom boot fitting and race gear consultation.

Of course we encourage you to join our friends at Granite Peak Ski Team – adult and youth programs are fun for the whole family.

You’ve found Wausau’s Elevated Clothes & Winter Gear Store

What will you find at Shep’s? Premium outdoor brands, high-end styles, cheaper-than-the-mountains prices.

Mountain lifestyle, pioneering outdoor fashion and SKI GEAR are at Shepherd & Schaller.

Earthy, outdoorsy, native, natural, artistic, organic, fresh, fun – all describe the mountain lifestyle aesthetic. Shop Patagonia, Pendleton, Helly Hansen, Dakota Grizzly, Kuhl, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Fjallraven, Toad & Co, Carve Designs and many more you don’t expect outside the Rockies.

Shop us in Downtown Wausau, our home since 1949! We’re at 324 Scott Street, with more than 10,000 sq ft of shopping to explore. Are you a skier or snowboarder? As Wisconsin’s largest dealer of equipment for the slopes, with a premium Wintersteiger tune shop on site, we offer an elevated experience the moment you walk in the door. We’re known for our huge offering of trend-setting, high-performance outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories, plus friendly, expert service.

Already comfy at home? Cozy up and shop us online at shepssports.com. Our ecom site features our live store inventory, refreshed every 60 seconds.

What will you find at Shep’s? Must-have styles and the latest snow sports gear at cheaper-than-the-mountains prices.

Theresa Shepherd
324 Scott Street, Wausau Supporting outdoor enthusiasts since 1949!
  • Outerwear for adults and kids. We feature premium styles, insulations, recycled and organic fabrics. It matters!
  • Men’s and women’s sportswear and footwear. We feature premium styles, insulations, recycled and organic fabrics. It matters!
  • Winter accessories including performance and lifestyle gloves, hats, balaclavas, base layers, socks (by the thousands!)
  • Bags and travel gear; think Kavu Rope bags, Patagonia Black Hole and so many more
  • Mountain home decor including blankets, candles and unexpected trends
Rustic styles that never go out of style.
Classic ski outerwear and necessary accessories for the family, plus the latest trends. You’ll find brands that rule the mountains world-wide: Picture Organic, Obermeyer, Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy, Fjallraven, Hestra, Oakley… to name a few.

The little things are big at Shep’s. Are you really living the outdoor lifestyle if you don’t have a Stormy Kromer hat, Hestra or Swany gloves, Darn Tough socks? In addition to dozens of other lifestyle brands we stock to keep you comfortable outdoors, or indoors, we offer Made in the USA, organic and recycled options.

Cheers to the mountain lifestyle! We’re thrilled for the chance to help you with gear, clothings, accessories, shoes, and service. Thank’s for checking in.

Shep’s Crew

Dungeon Sale 2021: Wausau’s Favorite Ski Swap Starts 10/25

Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest annual ski consignment sale. You’ll find not only ski and snowboard gear, but clearance priced clothes, winter boots, accessories and outerwear plus discounts on ski shop services. 

Schedule an appointment to avoid waiting for access to the Dungeon Tower, and all season please.

Drop off your used skis, snowboards, boots and poles now through Oct 10, 2021. After passing a quick inspection by our Pros, they’ll be part of our huge annual consignment sale. We help price it for you and keep only a 10% consignment fee.  After your consignment items sell, you’ll have Shep’s store credit to use toward the purchase of any of our products or services.

Please wear a mask if you’re unvaccinated (seriously, get your shot – let’s smash COVID and Delta together!)Please shop in person another time if you have symptoms of any illness. 

We’ve moved our famously low-priced ski and snowboard gear from the Dungeon to the Tower of our cozy castle where we can socially distance and maintain reduced occupancy while displaying all the awesome gear you’re excited about. If stairs aren’t your thing, we’ll bring the deals to you on the main floor.

  • Discounted outerwear, clothing, footwear and accessories will be located in our balcony level Sale Room during Dungeon Sale.
  • Merchandise is limited in all departments due to shipping delays and manufacturing challenges. Shopping early and remaining flexible will help you have fun on the slopes this year.
  • Binding Adjustments for Dungeon Sale downhill skis will be $15 

Shep’s Back Shop Services

No appointment needed to drop off bike, skis, snowboards for tune-ups, repairs, hot wax, hot box, etc.

First come, first served

Both Ski Boots required for Alpine Binding adjustment

Alpine Bindings must be indemnified

Shop Work is completed Monday-Friday 10a-5p

Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, 324 Scott St, Wausau, WI 54403

(715) 845-5432