Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More on the AB3

Credit: RDJ

Sandpaper Article HERE

Asbury Park Press Article HERE

SurferMag BB Discussion HERE

I'm still working on all the photos I took. Been real busy at the 9-5 job. Will get them up as soon as I finish them.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Looking like a good day

Weather forecast changed for the better. Should be some waist to chest high waves, offshore winds, and mostly sunny skies.

Come out and join everyone from 7am till ??pm at Hudson Ave in Harvey Cedars, NJ.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Homegrown Progress

Even More Boards

From Zamora Surfboards

Surf Forecast for Sunday

Unfortunately Hudson Ave will not look like this on Sunday. Here is the latest.

Waves: 4-6 feet E/ESE windswell with underlying E groundswell. Should be around chest
high+ and choppy with improving conditions as the day goes on.

Winds: Models are all over the place but as of Thursday night looks like onshore to start then
dying down and possibly swinging more offshore as the day progresses.

Weather: High around 60, Mostly Cloudy with a chance of showers. Water temp 54.

Tides: AM High Tide 7:16am 2.6ft
PM Low Tide 12:58pm -0.3ft

Monday, April 28, 2008

Almost here

Just a few last minute tips for everyone coming.

  • No picnicking is permitted on the beach, township regulation. You can bring one drink for personal consumption, but no food or large quantities of drinks. Please leave the coolers in the car.
  • Parking - Street parking IS NOT PERMITTED on Hudson Ave, Passaic Ave, or Salem Ave. Please use the free public parking lot located just on the other side of Long Beach Blvd. If you park on the street you will be ticketed and towed.
  • Harvey Cedars does have a public indecency law, and they do enforce it. There is a public bathhouse located at Sunset Park. If you park in the public parking lot, just walk west and you will find the park right in front of you.
  • Nothing is for sale or is to be tagged/marked for sale on the beach. That means nothing. Please reserve any sales until after the event at a different location.
  • No banners, posters, stickers, etc. Its not a trade show so please leave the salespeople at home. Let your surfboards do the talking.
  • Make sure you take off the beach more than you brought in. If we leave the beach cleaner then we found it I am sure we will be welcome back next year. This is a good tip for any day you go to beach.
Might be a little early to say, but it looks like a little low might be forming out there too. Keep an eye on it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Boards @ the AB3

Shawn Ambrose will be bringing these fine gems out east to the AB3 and NY Fish Fry. Try to make it to both if you can.

Ice9 Foamworks

Ice9 Foamworks has confirmed that they are sending out several boards for demo shaped with their blanks. For everyone who doesn't already know, Ice9 makes blanks blown in both MDI and TDI and offers custom rocker and stringer options with quick turn around. They use a new highly automated factory that makes their product more consistent and at the same time provides a safer work environment for their employees. Cool stuff.

Check them out at

Speaking of Ice9, they have generously sponsored the event and will be supplying 10 blanks to be given away as prizes.

Ballots will be available for public participation during the event, come on people vote!

Some of the categories being kicked around are:

-Best homebuilt

-Most unique

-Most non-functional ( or la cucaracha)

-Greenest board

-Best color work

-Youngest builder

-Best in show

-and whatever else we might come up with

Ice9 has been generous enough to donate some blanks for awards so a big thanks to those guys. Anyone looking to shape a board for first time or 10,000th time needs to give their foam a try!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Who is coming??

Confirmed shapers attending or represented so far include:

DJ Kane from DK Surfboards
Shawn Ambrose from Ambrose Surfboards
Brian Wynn from Wynn Surfboards
Tom Eadon from Cosmic Bull Surfboards
Griffin Surfboards
Walker Surfboards
Spindrift Surfboards
Coil Industries
Casimier Surfboards
Christenson Surfboards
Josh Hall Surfboards
Matador Surfboards

More are still joining in so check back for updates.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

ITS ON - May 4th, 2008 Harvey Cedars, NJ

The organizers of Anything But 3 Cardiff Reef and myself have aligned to bring you Anything But 3 East, formerly known as NJ Fish Fry. It promises to bring the best of both coasts to NJ on May 4th, 2008 for your enjoyment.

The AB3 is a gathering of alternative board riders and craftsman. Think of it as a hot rod show where you get to take the cars around the block for a spin.

We want to keep it low key and banner free, everyone is welcome, just leave your logo'd easyups at home.

Shape it, buy it ,borrow it ,bring it, show up and ride it.

Test ride something different from your favorite underground shaper, or bring your homebuilt to ride.