Nathan has just finished and road tested this little gem - " 5-7" 22.5" 2.5" hollow balsa simfish, with a S deck and underneath hull up front blending to single concave. I have surfed it a few times and the thing goes like the clappers."
Nathan Grey is a great wooden board builder out of Sydney and has forwarded these pics of this 5-9" 20.5" 2.5" hollow cedar fish with solid balsa rails.
" It has got a bit of V through the nose and then flat blending into a single concave that runs through the keels. I have not surfed this one since it is for a young guy in Perth, I have been very tempted. "
Mate I would think the guy in Perth will be mighty please with his board.
Now here is a guy who is going the extra mile to showcase his talents and innovation for this years Fish Fry.
All profiled and ready for hand shaping.
The start of 9 sunburst stringers being glued up.
Roger making the most of nice little local beach break at " The Race Track" down the road from his factory. A couple of rides to see where he can draw some inspiration for his new take on "The Son Of Sea Creature" Looking forward to the finished board. The original had huge concaves and a long raking single fin.
Roger on his Sea Creature Fish at this local break The Racecource Tuesday morning before a day in the shaping bay. Roger brought this one over to last years Fry. Deep concaves and long fin.
Sergio Gomez is a guest glasser and shaper at Surfline Surfboards in New Zealand and has been trying to find time in between their busy work load to get a board together. A Bonzer Bat Tail with some nice resin work. mate look forward to meeting you at the Fry.
Last year Ian came with what must have been the first Mini Simmons board to Australia , a 5ft 6" version inspired by Bob Simmons balsa hulls. Here is a 9ft version he has just shaped. I know the boys at Sea Cell and Ferral Dave have since shaped a few Mini's and more recently Sean Wilde down in Sydney also. This is what the Fish Fry is all about. Inspiration and innovation.