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.

Easter at The Alley - Friday morning

There were some nice ones going through to Laceys.

Nice ones inside the point as the tide came in.

Party waves all morning.

More party waves and boats coming and going out the river mouth to catch fish on the Palm Beach Reef

Beautiful morning with wispy showers out to sea.

No one was alone between sets and still they came.

There were even more flying in for the long weekend holiday. This is Easter on the Gold Coast.Why would we live anywhere else. There were guys in the lineup at 4.45am in the dark. Yes it was crowded , but there were plenty of waves to go round and good spirits all round. The way it should be.
Happy Easter everyone.

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