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.

New Simmons for Dane Reynolds

Dan Mac Donald here on the Gold Coast made this Mini Simmons for Dane when he was here for the Quiksilver Pro. It is 5ft 8" and was the first Simmons Dan had built.

Dane surfed it and said " Too Big"

So here is the next one he is yet to pick up - 4ft 6" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/8"


Now that is small when you see it in the flesh. More like a skate board to me.

2 comments:

micro said...

its a handplane, nice work once again from DMS, mike c from NZ

羅惠玲 said...

傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心......................................................