Just caught this flicking through the news.
Hope all comes out ok for him.
Fuck No. No.
Pull through AB. Tough as nails.
is there any fresh news re al byrnes condition ?
No update as yet Udo. Everyone's sending positive thoughts his way.. hopefully he'll pull through.
Found this link. Looks like Al is fighting back.
Latest news from friends of AB in Bali is no change, still on life support; not good. Still hoping for best.
australias praying for you al.
Sad news from Bali - Al reportedly passed away at 8am this morning. RIP.
Please no. What an absolute gentleman AB was. I have been getting my boards from him for a long time and a nicer guy you would never meet. A sad day in surfing. Sympathies to family and friends.
Terrible. Terrible news. I'm so gutted.
Greatest love, sympathy, and strength to Jayne, the boys, Irn, et al .
AB. Complete Legend. Total Gentleman.
Well, I never met a better shaper, and I never met a shaper who was a better surfer, and I never met a surfer who was a better man.
Well said sid...
Fuck, no way
RIP Al, legend kiwi shaper
Fucking motor bikes?
I've only ever owned one AB shape but it was a lovely board.
Such sad news. Condolences to the family.
PS Very nicely said Sid.
Thanks Zenagain for putting this thread up, I would of never known myself.
AB will forever be in every surfers hearts, a well respected man in the surfing community.
Nice words Sid...
Devo,great surfer gone.He was fearless pulling into huge close outs in the 85 pipe masters.
nev hyman wrote a beautiful piece on a AB in stabmag.
hey thanks udo, I read the Nev link. was pissin' meself laughin, cos when AB burnt ya at Burleigh or Kirra, he did it with such love.
spoke to a few people this arv', but was already thinking about stuff, including the byrning(s) see above.
I think about AB boards, I can reflect a long time back about these, saw him extend Col Smith's channels/singles, into AB channels/singles, then along came thrusters and together they went NUCLEAR .
Now, I met a lotta shapers, and I've heard a lot of crap, shapers crap, surfers crap, me talkin' crap. But I will say, here on the record, every shaper on the planet wishes he could ride Al Byrnes boards.
It's that simple. When every shaper in the world was baking cakes, AB was a precision engineer. The PRECISION, by Eye . Mindblowing.
Before, during, he was working that stuff out. He was also going over the falls head first in the Pipeline Masters Final. If he made that drop, did he win Pipe Masters ?
So much stuff. An extraordinary man. Sometimes Saints and Angels walk amongst us.
Thank you AB. coldie and a hottie for you tonite.
donations are being accepted to cover al byrnes expenses by way of direct deposit to a bank account....could someone please put up the link from byrning spears .com
lets all give a little. RIP al.
Al Byrne's family needs money? I would have thought they would be reasonably well-to-do? Surprising....
I put a post on Swellnet's FB page this arvo that included the URL. You can use that link. I'll post it in this thread when I get a chance (on phone at the mo).