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 - Saturday

5.30am and the first waves of the day...

Checking the sets roll through in the morning light.

Gold Coast white out to the south ... but off shore down the river mouth on the other side of the rock

You have to watch for the suck rook at low tide...

First plane of the day 6.00am

Pretty fat and gutless at times

Not as good as it looked from the carpark in the half light.

Plenty of crew once the sun popped out from the morning cloud

Oh yeah its a great time of year....

Some pretty solid swell at times on the wide sand bank.

Wouldn't live anywhere else...

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