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.

Bob McTavish finless "Twin Hot Curl"

Bob Mc Tavish is a little guy, full of energy and big ideas who goes at 100 miles an hour. It was great to have him come along to the Fish Fry with one of his latest projects that he has been working on. The Twin Hot Curl. Much like the Mirandon Twin Pin was inspired by two pin tails it is not hard to see the Hot Curl finless influence here.

Nice sleek lines and side cut to make the water flow onto the rails.
Two Hot Curl tails looking straight back at you.
Bob said it is so much fun to ride and this is from a guy who surfs something everyday he is near the sea. A great honour to have him be part of the day. As I have said in the past the Fish Fry has brought together the thinkers and experimenters from the shaping bays and to be able to have them express their thoughts in foam for all of us to see. And the fish has been the starting point for much of this . From this has given rise to a whole new wave of thinking and alternative boards to have fun on. I am happy for the Fish Fry to become this outlet for these guys who are willing to share their dreams.

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