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.

Pre Fish Fry night at Sean Scotts

A big thanks to Sean Scott for have the Pre Fry evening with live music, finger food and cold beers down at his Coolangatta gallery. It's great how people have pitched in to make the Fish Fry what it is.

PT , Dick Van and Paul McNeil enjoying the evening
Rich Pavel flew in Saturday morning from San Diego and Roger Hall flew in from New Zealand for the weekend. Two great shapers and great craftsmen.
Always good to catch up with Rich and I very much appreciate the effort and support he has given me .

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