It all started with the fish when the innovative shapers and board builders out there decided to revisit the past for some inspiration. In doing so they brought back some lost skills such as resin tints and hand foiled fins.The Fish Fry has been a place for these fine craftsmen to showcase their skills. We have seen some amazing boards as shapers have pushed the boundaries over the last few years. As this new look at the fish has evolved to its many forms, it has influenced other shapes and designs along the way.This has spawned a renewed interest in other board forms by this same group and a wider following.Notably the Mini Simmons, Hulls, old school Logs and Pigs. It is pleasing to note that there are an increasing number of people building their own boards as well.All of this is to be applauded and celebrated as a positive for surfing.So it is only natural that these shapers and board builders continue to share their skills with us and include these other shapes at the Fish Fry.It has truly become a melting pot of ideas for like minded people.

Fish Fry 08 Poster

3 comments:

doug said...

Grant

Forgot to wish you a great New Year in 2008. Alley was good this morning.

Doug

Rhys said...

That's a great looking poster you've got there. Hope its a good day for waves.

crikey said...

Hi, we are two fish heads from San Diego travelling in Australia and just recently got up to Noosa. We'd love to head down with our fishes but we don't have a car. Just seeing if anyone in the Noosa Heads area would be willing to give us a ride and we'll split the petrol costs. Just give us a call or email us. 0449896583/lbarnes0@gmail.com