Thank you Dave!

Thank you David Farrell Art & Frame for the wonderful surprise gift! A beautiful frame around the recent ABF newspaper article! If you need anything framed be sure to contact my homie & neighborhood skate buddy Dave Farrell! Btw, that’s Aidan back there painting a skateboard! All skating all the time!

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!

What’s the Edison NJ Skatepark Like?

I stopped by the Edison Skatepark one day after work in April 2016.  Made this little video to help you see what it’s like.  I enjoy the park and recommend it!  Hope you enjoy the video!  If you do, please share and subscribe.  Thank you!    

7 Prez Sk8 Jam This Saturday May 21!

I can’t even express in words how wonderful it is for ABF Skate Shop to be participating in New Jersey Skate Culture again. Seeing the old punch buggy here among all these awesome companies…if i think about it too long, I start tearing up. Hope some of you can stop by our […]

Viewing Party!

Join the Skate Asbury boys & me to watch the Red Bull Hart Lines event at @apyachtclub on Sunday at 2 pm. There will be plenty of door prizes from @stereoskateboards, @richerpoorer, @converse_cons & @asburyparkbrewery. All ages are welcome. 21 + with proper ID.

Skate Lessons!

Life’s About Experiences! Skateboarding teaches so many life lessons—perseverance, mastery, fitness, compassion, balance, and more. It’s a skill that will last a lifetime. Just look at me! Our lessons celebrate families getting outside together, kids stepping away from their screens, respecting and appreciating our community, and having a blast on the board! […]

Seven Presidents Skate Jam coming Saturday May 21!

The Monmouth County Park System is holding a contest at Seven Presidents Skateplex in Long Branch on Saturday May 21st from 9am to 2pm & ABF Skate Shop will be there!  I’ll have a booth set up hawking T-shirt and flatbars!  Come say hello!  Here’s the details! Held at the recently refurbished […]

Day 110: Overcoming a Personal “Thing”

This gap near my home gnawed at me for 12 years.  I wasn’t skating much those years, so ollieing this gap really wasn’t an option.  But on April 19, 2016, the 110 day of my New Years Resolution to Skate Every Day, all the regret and self doubt melted away and…well, enough […]

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 […]

“Here We Are” Photo Show this Saturday!

Come on out to the Photo Show at Cafe Volan to benefit skateboarding in Asbury Park. They have a long list of friends from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia contributing to the event. The fun starts 7 PM and there will be beverages available for all ages.  The guys at Skate […]

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/

Day 100! New Years Resolution to Skate Every Day

I met up with my friends John & Pete at the Edison Skatepark on Saturday morning, April 9th to skate the 100th day of my New Years Resolution to skate every day! Thanks to Chris Matty for the music!

Philly Am!

Heads Up! Philly Am at the Bethlehem Skate Plaza, Saturday, May 14th.  And for all the Gen-X’ers out there (like me) getting back on the board,, there will be an over 30 division! Come on out! For more info follow @phillyam on Instagram!

Cre-8 or Die 7: Mark Sisom & Mark Sisom Design

One of my favorite things about returning to skateboarding as an adult has been getting to know all the amazing people doing it.  Skateboarders, in my experience, are more creative, artistic, and entrepreneurial than the average person, and I’ve found Mark Sisom to be especially so.  Not only has Mark been riding […]

Old Friends at TPRFM

Best part of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market this past Saturday?  Reconnecting with old friends!  Kenneth Lee here used to shop ABF all the time back in the day, remembers ABF Mary (mom) well.  And it was great seeing original Team ABF rider 1989-1990, Pat Guidotti!  Even got to meet his […]

NJ Sk8 Legends Collection

Adding board #5 to my New Jersey Skateboarding Legends collection! Chris Pastras, aka Dune! I love this board & am tempted to set it up & ride it…but I won’t! For all my non-skater friends, Chris Pastras is from Metuchen & we skated together sometimes like at Kendall Park roller rink or […]

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 […]

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market!

Come on out to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market on Saturday and say hi to me!  Visit the ABF table to check out our flatbars, grab a punch buggy t-shirt, and see some vintage skateboards.  We’ll also have some old skateboarding picks from the 80s & 90s, maybe your in them! […]

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!