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 (photos to follow):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.
Special Thanks to:
Ice-9 Foam http://www.ice-ninefoamworks.com/
Shawn Ambrose from Real Surf http://www.realsurfshop.com/
Destination Surf http://www.dsurf.com/
The Fish Joint http://www.thefishjoint.com/
Lokbox Fin System http://lokboxfins.com/
Musician Joe Wood http://www.joewoodmusicandart.com/index.htm?music=1
Big shout out to "Boston Tony" for helping organize and print the t-shirts.