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 Bits

PT's Dick Van Straalen Pink Quad
Now this is a Bat Tail - A  DHD one at that.
Bill a local in the line up at The Alley 80 this year and still on a 5ft 6" fish. There is hope for all of us. Great to see surfing keeps you young at heart.
Me , Tadashi from Blue mag and Daniel Thomson from Lennox Heads, just enjoying the day.
Sergio Gomez from France had some pretty special boards. This one had quotes and stories about fishes that he printed on silk , even the fins. Very nice job. Great to see guys coming from all over with boards made especially for the Fry .

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