This years " Fish Fry " is to be held on the 29th of May 2010 in Shizunami, Shizuoka, Japan.
However, this is not going to be a “Fish Fry” as you know it anymore I am told. Apparently the Fish is an old fad or trend in Japan according to the Media driven surf industry. As it states on the poster it is now to be opened up as an " Alternative Surfing Movement " which means Fish , Quads , Bonzers , Egg , Spoon , Hull , Balsa Wood , Asymetric and more. Has this not gone off on a tangent like the " Anything But 3" that replaced the Fish Fry in California ?
Well I know that the Fish has opened up people's minds to experiment and get creative with what they will ride , which is great and only good for surfing. But I would still like to see the Alley Fish Fry as a Fish inspired gathering. That may also mean there are a few boards that have taken on some of their characteristics from a cross over and influence from other shapes or styles of boards , but are derived from the fish. Like Sage Joske's Vector which is a long slender fish inspired by the Alaia , or an Alaia in foam inspired from many years of shaping fish. Or the Mini Simmons .You know what I mean.
Long live the Fish and the guys who shape them and love to ride them.