Dyrdek has spoken openly of his use in the past of recreational marijuana, but there is nothing to indicate he smokes cigarettes or continues to indulge in marijuana. Dyrdek is a professional skateboarder, a significant marketing and media presence and a known thrill-seeker, having interacted with sharks and tigers and performed many dangerous stunts.
Dyrdek owns and markets a line of skateboards, skate apparel and other goods. He is also a league organizer for several extreme sports leagues.
Dyrdek is a corporate consultant for many large conglomerates and companies. He helps to bring new brands to market and provides insight into what will or won't capture the imaginations of consumers.