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Fro-yo amid surfboards

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Surf’s up at Yogurt Beach in Newtonville, a 17-seat beach-themed frozen yogurt shop. Flat-screen TVs show videos of surfers riding monster waves; fake palm trees, a bamboo wall, and tiki hut canopies adorn the store. The tables are shiny replicas of surfboards. Part of a small chain based in Reno, this 9-month-old location has 12 self-serve dense, creamy, rotating flavors sold by the ounce (43 cents per ounce), which may include Madagascar vanilla, salted caramel, and cotton candy. The Italian machines also dispense thick, swirly frozen vanilla and chocolate custard, and peanut butter gelato. Owner Tom Enselek spent 20 years as a product manager for Fidelity Investments and opened the shop after he was laid off. “I wasn’t going back to corporate life,” says Enselek, who claims his is the only shop in the area using high-end Italian fro-yo machines. Embellish your icy treat with the dizzying array of 68 toppings, including fresh fruits, cereals, crushed Andes mints, bites of cheesecake and cookie dough, and syrups and sauces, including Nutella and Marshmallow Fluff. If you can’t make it to the beach, the shop’s sky blue walls, painted with clouds, and images of surfers atop barreling waves, might just transport you there. Yogurt Beach, 665 Watertown St., Newtonville, 617-965-9478, www.yogurtbeach.com/ema ANN TRIEGER KURLAND