Letter to the Editor: Skate Lessons Appreciated!

Many Thanks to Tracy Estes for the kind words!  -Matt Letters to the Editor Point Pleasant Skateboard Lessons are Appreciated I want to express my appreciation to Point Pleasant Recreational Department and Coach Matt Danza for the fall recreational skateboard lessons that were attended my by son, Miles. This was Miles’ first […]

Sign Up for Spring 2019 Skate Lessons in Point Pleasant!

Point Pleasant Spring Lessons Season is almost here! Weekend mornings starting April 13th. 7 week program for kid’s ages 5 to 14. Sign-Ups start Tuesday March 5 for Point residents, a week later for non-residents. Looking forward to another fun season! Sign Up thru the Point Pleasant Boro Recreation Department Community Pass […]

Point Pleasant Spring 2018 Group Lessons Starting Soon!

Point Pleasant Spring Lessons Season is almost here! Weekend mornings starting April 14th. 7 week program for kid’s ages 5 to 13. Sign-Ups start Tuesday March 13 for Point residents, a week later for non-residents. Looking forward to another fun season! Sign Up thru the Point Pleasant Boro Recreation Department Community Pass […]

Day 140: Skate Lessons!

Day 140 of my New Years Resolution to Skate Every Day: Skate Lessons with @andersonsurfcamps! Thanks to Chris Matty for the music!

Love Seeing Old Friends!

  It was a pleasure seeing Bryan Kienlen, bassist from The Bouncing Souls, again at the Skate Asbury “Here We Are” Photo Show this passed Saturday! What a great event with great people for a great cause!  Also got to meet his lovely & entrepreneurial wife Nicole!  Bryan worked at ABF for […]

Cre-8 or Die 8: Tattoo Artist Dan Paone

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and skate with Dan Paone recently, but his history with ABF Skate Shop runs much deeper than that.  If you shopped ABF in 1990 or 1991, Dan may have helped you.  Dan worked at ABF then and even drew up some of our sticker […]

Skateboarding is about DOING!

I love this article from 2011 on the Art of Manliness website.  It’s called ” Viewers vs. Doers: The Rise of Spectatoritis”  Here’s the link, I hope you’ll read it!  Skateboarding isn’t about watching, its about doing! http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/08/28/viewers-vs-doers-the-rise-of-spectatoritis/

Skater Made in Central Jersey

Our flat bars are designed & fabricated right here in central New Jersey!  Support local skater owned & operated companies: buy an ABF Flat bar!  If you’re in NJ, I’ll deliver it personally free.  Our flatbars cost only $150 + tax & are 8′ long and weigh 50 pounds.  Compare that to […]

I Skate Every Day!

My New Years Resolution was to skate every day & post a photo or video of it on Instagram.  Yesterday was day 90!  Check it out!  I hope you’ll follow this adventure on Instagram @abfskateshop!  Enjoy!

Dawson Renna Skates with P-Rod!

I’d like to share this positive & uplifting story with you, written by Jersey Shore local skate mom Betsy Renna.  Wishing Dawson & his entire family all the best! A Big “Fist Bump” to The Dream Factory! Last year at this time my family and I had no knowledge of The Dream […]

Ancient Relic

I don’t have much from the old ABF Skate Shop, but I still have this cabinet full of late 80s skate stickers. This guy got retired in 1990 when we moved from 806 to 846 Livingston Avenue, North Brunswick. Check out the Tour Skates, SKAM, and ESA stickers!  Also have Barfoot, Vision […]

Cre-8 or Die 6: David Farrell Art and Frame

It’s always exciting when a new family moves in on your block. But a couple years ago, I got the added bonus of a skateboarder moving in! Husband and father David Farrell lives right across the street from me, so we get to skateboard together just about whenever we want. While our […]

Danza Gets Back On The Grind

ABF Skate Shop was featured in the Ocean Star and Coast Star newspapers on March 17, 2016. Check it out! Here’s a PDF, too, for easy reading: ABF Skate Shop in The Coast Star    

Cre-8 or Die 1: Ian Halliday & Coffee Slingers

Before starting new Cre-8 or Die posts, allow me to retell the four 2011 stories. Our first Cre-8 or Die post was about former Team ABF rider Ian Halliday and his friend Melody’s nationally renown Coffee Slingers Roasters in Oklahoma. Now time marches on and Ian is no longer involved with Coffee […]

Join the ABF Skate Trip to Penn Skate!

CURRENTLY NO SKATE TRIPS SCHEDULED, BUT BELOW IS INFO FROM OUR LAST ONE TO HELP YOU GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE LIKE! Join the ABF Skate Trip to Penn Skate in Allentown, PA. Bus will leave from the Academy Bus Station at 1371 Route 36 in Hazlet at 9 am. […]