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 Japan 2009

If you are thinking of going to the Fish Fry in Japan in June here are some details :

Fishfry 2009 Japan -by Blue Magazine.-

“Fishfry started among the shapers and some maniac surfers in California years ago, its rumor spread around the alternative boarder lovers in the world. Fishfry was held in Australia and England the year before and in New York City , Florida and Portugal , and Japan last year. Fishfry is the uncommercial event where the shapers and lovers who have rare chance meeting, gather, try bording and deepen friendship each other. The 2 nd Fishfry will be held with continuous excitement from the last meeting.”
DATE  Jun 6 th Saturday 8am~Sunset *no rain check
PLACE  Shizunami beach in Shizuoka
PRESENTED BY  Neko publishing limited, Blue. magazine
NAME  Fish Fry Japan 2009 Presented by Blue. Magazine
THEME  Free Trial of Fish board, communication with users and shapers
CHARGE  Free presentation, Free entry
Only surfboard brand following Fish Fry gist, should be Fish or Alternativeboards. Mold board permitted. Fin board are welcomed but must be followed by Fish Fry gist.
REGISTRATION: All shapers, brands and board builders to be entered from 8 to 9am at main booth.
REGULATION  Bring your own tents, teepee, tables, and chairs. The numbers of tents or place will be within the bounds of common sense. No commercial actgivities permitted at the booth. No regulation of the board numbers and display. In case of excess display of one brand, follow the host advice.
TRIAL BOARD  Should be ready for the users. Registration and regulation should be responsible for each brand. Any accident, trouble should be responsible for the brand and users, not be taken care of by the host.
USERS  Some be expected to bring their own. Active communication desired.
PROMOTION  No commercial event, No sales permitted at the booths. Free catalogue, stickers, and sample permitted.

1 comment:

zach said...

Dear Directors,
This is Ben Wei Shaper/designer of 5050 Waveskates (hybrid fish , made for skate tricks)I am very much looking forward to your Fish ry event , I will be attending your event , as I will be in Omaezaki , Shizuoka , working on new distribution for Japan.I have 3 interesting new designs to show and demo.We will also be playing live music ,from our team bus in the parking lot.My band 11:11 is getting popular here in San Diego , and we look forward to sharing our mellow sounds with your attendees.Our band myspace is
Jaa mata!!!
Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu!
Otsukare sama!
Ben Wei...
please search 5050 waveskates on youtube for our videos...