AB3 on the TeeVee


Dusty Skellett brought his show Scratching the Surface to the AB3. Thanks Dusty!

AB3 '09 Photos





Miss Surfy Surfy 2009, Maggie Marsek was at the AB3/Fish Fry with her camera. Check out her photos, click me.

The Ice-9 Foam AB3/Fish Fry Awards 2009 Results



Ice-9 Foam donated a bunch of blanks to be handed out to boardbuilders with stand out boards at the AB3/Fish Fry. This was an informal and friendly competition. A secret panel of three handsome and intelligent judges quietly walked the beach and scoped out all the boards. The judges had a tough job because of the hundreds of extremely high quality boards.

The categories and winners (see photos of winners):

Best in Show
-Dennis Murphy for a special lightweight wood board made out of a recycled water tower. Dennis also wins a berth into the Sacred Craft Shape-Off at the next Del Mar event in Fall '09.

Best Homebuild/Garage board-This guy Hans Hans Enyedi from Leucadia that nobody has ever heard of before. He made a resin swirl mini-Simmons that was a clean shape, had a tight cutlap and good resin pinline and polish. This was a tough category for shure.

Best Art-Cher Pendarvis for her groovy blue Sunfish art on one of her husband's Pendo-Flex boards. Another tough category to judge.

Best Glassjob-The judges did not know who glassed this board until after is was chosen. It was an Ian Zamora shape with a stunning multi-colored cross out of resin. Overall it was a tight board and a crowd favorite. Turns out if was glassed by Jimmy Robertson (JJR on this forum) at the Lokbox shop in Oceanside. (*note-Michael Miller from San Diego was a close runner up).

Most Original-Eli Mirandon for his trippy "Porpoise" twin fin. He also paddled out on this board and did an air on it.

Biggest Roach-This category was for the ugliest/funkiest looking board and Eli Mirandon also got this one for the same above board, hee hee.

Best Fin(s)-Daniel Partch for his beautiful marine-ply tri-fin set (oops, "anything but 3"???) with art engravings. On a Michael Miller Frye Eagle inspired board.

Furthest Traveled-Greg Griffin from Hawaii who unfortunately was sick and wasn't around much during the day. Griffin was in the running for best fins for his tight handfoiled G10 fins.

*To everyone who didn't win, you still shred and thanks for spending your Sunday at the beach with us.


Discuss this topic on the Surfer Magazine Design Forum.

Special Thanks to:

Ice-9 Foam
Shawn Ambrose from Real Surf
Destination Surf
The Fish Joint
Musician Joe Wood
Big shout out to "Boston Tony" for helping organize and print the t-shirts.

AB3 PARKING UPDATE


DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE IRONMAN EVENT TAKING OVER THE NORTH JETTY PARKING LOT A WEEK EARLY, WE HAVE DECIDED TO SET UP A LITTLE BIT SOUTH UNDER THE PALAPA/PAVILLION JUST SOUTH OF THE TURNAROUND ( SEE PICS )

THERE IS LIMITED PAY PARKING RIGHT THERE FOR THOSE WHO GET THERE EARLY, AND THE NEW LOCATION IS A SLIGHTLY SHORTER WALK TO THE FREE LOTS

JJR WILL BE THERE EXTRA EARLY AND SHAPERS WITH MULTIPLE BOARDS CAN DROP THEM OFF IF WITH HIM AND GO PARK AND WALK BACK IF THE PAY LOT IS FULL AT THE TIME OF THEIR ARRIVAL .

THE UP SIDE OF ALL THIS IS THAT WITH THE NORTH JETTY LOT CLOSED WE SHOULD HAVE THE NORTH END OF THE BEACH RELATIVELY ALL TO OURSELVES

SO IF YOU GET THERE A LITTLE LATE , PULL INTO THE CIRCLE AND GET SOMEONE FROM THE EVENT TO WATCH YOUR BOARDS OR WALK THEM OVER TO THE GROUP. JIMMY JAZZ, SHAWN AMBROSE AND BOSTON TONY WILL BE MAKING SURE THERE IS SOMEONE THERE TO ASSIST YOU.

BONUS:

TERRY MARTIN DEMO QUIVER FOR SUNDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY ICE-9 FOAM. WOW!

Thanks for the Blanks


The Ice-9 blank awards will be presented at the Fish Joint at 3 pm.

AB3/Fish Fry is this Sunday!



FYI-There is some chatter that there might be parking issues due to construction.

The Wave Watch forecast calls for small but fun surf and good weather.
"we should see a few waist-chest high+ sets from these storms’ SSW (190-210) arriving on March 25-26th and again on the 28-29th."

Alley Fish Fry, Australia Goes Off!






Gobs of photos of the Alley Fish Fry held last Sunday. Some great boards that up the ante on art and function. See all of the insanity click here.

AB3/Fish Fry Announcement



Allright, we're getting closer to this years event which is shaping up to be the best one yet.

Scott Bass, the online editor of Surfermag.com and creator of the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo, has stepped it up and put his SACRED money where his mouth is (pun intended).

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this years AB3/Fish Fry Best in Show will gain an automatic berth into THE SACRED CRAFT SHAPE OFF at the next Del Mar event!

Shawn Ambrose of Real Surf Shop in Oceanside initially approached Bassy about some board exposure for our AB3 builders at the SACRED CRAFT SHOW but this is above and beyond!

Way to go Bassy, we believe that the Shape Off event is a prestigious event that could further our lucky surfboard builder's career.

Ice-9 to Sponsor AB3 Awards


Attn shapers, we will have a panel of judges cruising the beach and checking out all the boards. Ice-9 Foamworks is giving out blanks to the winners of the following categories:

Best in Show

Best Homebuild/Garage board

Best Art

Best Glassjob

Most Original

Best Fin(s)

Furthest Traveled

Biggest Roach

Ice-9 is putting out high quality foam and has excellent customer service, check 'em out:
www.ice-ninefoamworks.com


Ice-9 stringerless with carbon fiber and bamboo fins.