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.

Wooden Surfboards of any kind...

As you know there were many great wooden fishes at this years fish fry and also at the AB3 in Oceanside. Wooden boards are becoming popular and there are some great builders of them out there. Danny Hess , Tom Wegener and plenty of good old boys as well. So I have decided to have a Wooden Surfboard Day , just like the Fish Fry. Non competitive , non commercial, old new , modern , vintage , any size any shape , just wooden. So if you have made one , own one or would like to try one then this is what it is all about. Come along and check it out.I have also filled the wooden board building class that Paul Jensen will be running at the Currumbin Eco Village. 10 guys will be building hollow wooden surfboards for the week leading up to the Sunday 9th August get together in the park at Currumbin Alley. Guys flights all over the world are cheap at the moment and its a great time of year with settled conditions and cool offshores at the Alley in winter. Think about it and if you want to see more check out my 

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