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.

Pendoflex Fishes by Steve Pendarvis

Steve built this high aspect Pendoflex fish for Rasta in 2009.

Steve and Cher Pendarvis sent me these pics of their boards with good wishes for the Fish Fry.
" Here are some of our favorite fish rides, built of foam and wood. From left to right, high aspect Geppie Pendoflex, 6'10 chambered balsa fish by Mike Casey, Steve and Cher, 5'4 chambered balsa fish by Mike Casey, Steve and Cher, Steve Lis Apricot fish from 1970." Thanks for the kind thoughts and I hope they can join us at the Fry one year with their boards.

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1 comment:

Steve and Cher Pendo said...

Hello, Grant and Jackie, thank you very much for your kind support. We look forward to coming one year, thanks for all that you do.
Warmest Aloha, Steve and Cher