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.

Merry Chrismas to all you Fish Heads out there.

Merry Christmas to you all. I have been lucky enough to test my Christmas present to myself early. 10 foot x 24" x 3 1/4" styrene with 8mm Paulownia stringer and carbon fibre by Mo.Lots of fun shaping it last month and it is lots of fun to ride. The Halo fins seem to work OK for the size of the board , but look forward to some juice to test them out.
I hope you are all thinking of new fishes also and look forward to catching up at the 4th Alley Fish Fry on Sunday 14th March 2010 .

1 comment:

Rob said...

cool surf boards. have a blast at the fish fry