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Team StriperSurf
2004, 2005 & 2008 Champions
The Beating On The Beach
Team Captain Bob DeLeonard
04281 - alangler - Bayyaker - BennyB - BennyRaw - Blitzboy - CarpenterSteve & Matt - Chuckles & Charlie - Crawdad_Flipper - Darrel - Drumfish - Fish When I can - Frank N - Hammerhead - Icast & Luke - Jess - Joe Laniewski - lakeside1 (Kenn, Val, Camille & Harrison) - LBIFISHER - Linesider - Livetofish - neverrude - njberserker - Ragman - row4fun - SAOSIN - Shipwreck - Team Gesser (Jim, Adrienne, James, Jr., Maria, Colby, Sal, Sal Jr & Nadine) - Walter M - Wheresdabirds - wheresmy50 - Yakster

eam StriperSurf, 120 members strong, triumphed at the 2008 "Beating on the Beach" Tournament at the NJ Angler Magazine Tournament on May 17th at Island Beach State Park. The third victory in a best out five year period against Team BassBarn.

In spite of going up against Team BassBarn's hardcore surfcasters, our policy was to welcome anyone to fish with us. That included friends and whole families, there were no age limits whatsoever, from kids still in diapers to great grandparents, all were welcomed.

The night before the Tournament we always held a "catered" strategy meeting which enabled everyone to meet the other team members and share "spots," tips and techniques. We all eat too much and maybe had one too many beers but it held us over till "show time," early the next morning.

As you will read in the two pages listed below we took this tournament seriously but our primary focus was to have a good time and enjoy the day with our friends and families.

You can read about the Team's victories in 2004 and 2005 here:

2004 Beating On The Beach

2005 Beating On The Beach

Colby Gesser,  Photo courtesy of NJ Angler Magazine Colby Gesser (Team SS) 2007 pictured with his grandfather Jim. First place in the Kids Division, and 2nd place overall in the Striper Division.
Bob Ragati,  Photo courtesy of NJ Angler Magazine Bob Ragati (Team SS) 2007 overall tournament Grand Champion with his winning 16.77 pound striped bass.
Glenn Palmer, Sr. Photo courtesy of NJ Angler Magazine Pictured on the left is Glenn Palmer Sr who brought in the biggest fish for the team in 2005. That's a 21.46 pound Black Drum. He also brought in our #4 fish, another Drum weighing 13.06 pounds.
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