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.

Cardboard Fish , now you have seen it all ?

So you start with a large collection of computer cut pieces of cardboard, now that is green.
Start locking them all togther...
Still more pieces...
There you have it ...

Nick Yarnes lives on the Marshall Islands and got the pre cut kit from Mike Sheldrake in California . It's a 6ft 4" fish and in 2 hours on the kitchen table this is it.He hopes to glass it this weekend.
" This board will be a twin keel with probox fin plugs, and a gore-tex vent plug after fiberglass job is complete. Sometimes work can be fun! "

Looking forward to the finished project.

2 comments:

EasyTom said...

Wow! Pleeeeeeeeease post the finished result...

Trevor said...

Duuude, let's see it in it's finished glory!