Saturday, January 26, 2008

Randazzo Fundraiser Contest

Here is the deal. The contest will be February 9th at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights. There will be a $20 donation for entry. There will be 3 divisions, Open Shortboard, Open Longboard, and Open Womens. Beach registration will start at 8:00 a.m. sharp! The contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the dot.

There is going to be limited space so get there early and register! If anyone would like to pre-register please email or call 609-231-1562. There will be some give away schwag to throw out during the day.

Right after the contest or at 6:00 p.m. there will be an after party, cover charge will be a $10 donation. This will be at Sam Hammer's parent's place The Crab's Claw in Lavallette. There will be drink specials and some of the most INSANE raffle prizes ever offered at one of these events!!

Remember guys all the money raised is going straight to Dean while he fights Cancer for the 4th time to help with the insane costs of treatment and other expenses! He is a true New Jersey legend that has made Jersey surfing what it is! It's time to step up and support a true hero and legend!

Now go do it!!

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Major Anouncement - NJ Fish Fry is now Anything But Three - East

Yes, thats right. NJ Fish Fry '08 is now Anything But Three - East.

Go HERE for more information.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Do it again Dean

Just read some bad news that Dean Randazzo's cancer has relapsed. He is currently in San Diego undergoing chemo. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Dean beat this thing once and I'm sure he will do the same again. Go to to learn more about Dean and his battle. Beat this thing for good this time Dean, we are all pulling for you.


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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The board that started it all

Anyone for bringing back 80's graphics?

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

NJ Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill Requiring Public Hearings Before Beachfills

By a vote of 80 to 0, the NJ Assembly unanimously passed a bill that
would require a public hearing before any beach replenishment project goes forward. The bill, which passed the full Senate already, now moves to the Governor’s desk for signature.

This is another step in the right direction to help make our opinions of beach replenishment known. We need to start being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to preserving our beaches. Keep off the dunes and volunteer to plant dune grass whenever you see an opportunity.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fish Fry Mailing List

Please email me at if you would like to be added to the Fish Fry mailing list. I will send you emails whenever there is an important update. Thanks.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

First Board

My first board. I shaped and glassed it myself last year with much advise from Swaylocks. It was a great experience and its gotten me hooked. I now try to shape 2 or 3 boards a month if I can find the time. I would recommend every surfer try to shape a board once in their life.

I find you notice every little thing about a wave when you ride your own equipment. You are focusing so much on the details of your shape and trying to think of ways to improve it. It makes you super aware. I never felt that feeling riding a off the rack board, or even a custom shaped by someone else. If you try it you will see what I mean.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Man's Best Friend

My English Pointer, Salsa, checking out the waves before a surf. Not looking too big.

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Monday, January 7, 2008


Now that its January and the water is cold I've started going through some summertime pictures to remind me how nice the water was just a few months ago. I have to say, out of all the pictures I have from the past summer this picture is one of my favorites. The waves weren't remarkable, it wasn't the best beach day of the year, but I do specifically remember my daughter asking me to take her to the beach. It wasn't as if she hasn't done that before or since, but when I saw this picture its was the first memory about that afternoon that popped in my head. Children change everything. They grow up fast, don't ever say no to them when they want to spend time with you.

An unmemorable wave on a memorable afternoon.

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Sunday, January 6, 2008

5'8" Quad Fish

5'8" Canard Fish that I shaped earlier in the year. I'll be sure to bring it to the NJ Fish Fry!!

I didn't have much free time this weekend, but I did get the fins glassed on on the Bonzer I've been working on. So, a little sanding around the fins and it will be ready for the hotcoat. I'm going to try the Resin-X 'Fast' formula for the hotcoat instead of the 'Slow' I've been using to laminate. Big thanks to Matt @ 3CD for the tips and help. I'm loving the Resin-X.

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Surfrider NJ Chapter Meeting

The Surfrider NJ Chapter is having its monthly meeting 1/12/2007. Click here for more information.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

NJ Fish Fry 2008 is ON - May 4th, 2008 LBI,NJ

Please go to for more information about this event. Thanks.

UPDATE 1/05 : Date is now set for May 4th, 2008. LBI, NJ.

UPDATE 1/07 : Brian Wynn from Wynn Surfboards will be participating.

UPDATE 1/10 : Bill LaFleur from Cosmic Bull Surfboards will be participating.

UPDATE 1/12 : Greenlight Surf Supply will be participating and bringing boards glassed with bamboo cloth. Cool stuff.

UPDATE 1/14 : Walker Surfboards will be participating.

UPDATE 1/20 : We have aligned with the Anything But 3 event in San Diego to bring the best of both coasts to NJ. Go to for more information.

More updates as I get them.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Bonzer 3 Progress

Tacked the 101 Fin Co Bamboo fins on tonight. Its supposed to warm up a lot over the next few days, up to around 60 degrees or so. I should be able to finish the board this weekend if time allows. All we need now are waves, its been flat.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Is it 1982 again?

Not exactly as I planned, but still pretty cool. 6'1" epoxy quad with a crazy resin tint. Doesn't surf too bad either.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fins, Fins, Fins

My Bonzer center fin came today to compliment my siderunners. 101 Fin Co makes some beautiful fins from all types of wood. Check them out at when you have a chance. I'm going to hotcoat my bonzer as soon as its warms up a bit here, its currently 25 degrees outside now and my heater has a struggle to get above 55 in the old shaping bay right now. Not ideal temps to hotcoat in.

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