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.

Sean Mattisom and PT out for a fun session together

Sean Mattison as you know is a well known Fish Man from Oceanside California and Fish Fry supporter. He has just forwarded these shots of himself and PT enjoying their first session on one of his new designs the Moon fish that he made up for PT under Sean's new label Von Sol. PT brought down a board of his that he wanted Sean to ride that he had shaped in 1974.

" He told me that this board that he made maybe the first fish in OZ.He was doing the G&S label in OZ at the time when he made it.He was inspired to shape it after he was in California watching Skip Frye shape a few Keel fin fishes. I will send you some classic photos of PT and this board following this e-mail."

" As for the Moon Fish....He loved it! Super Stoked ! Sean "

PT and Sean wax up. PT with the Moon Fish. His 1974 shaped board in the middle.

Sean giving PT's 1974 shape a real good work out.

PT's not past giving the Moon Fish a good shake down as well.
Some nice action shots care of Lance Smith.


brownfish said...

It's about time Sean finally got his arms in the right place. Just like I taught him.

Neko said...

Nice to see PT detroying wave lips till now!