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.

Surfrider Foundation Board Swap

Adam Feichtmann, President of Surfrider Foundation Gold Coast and Tweed , just send me this note to let everyone know that he is organising the Surfrider Foundation Board Swap for Saturday May 1st at Currumbin Alley .

"We are trying to run a simple event that promotes the recycling of surfboards. It is pretty simple: Grab and old board that you have just sitting around the house/garage and bring it to the Alley on May 1st 9am-12pm with the hope of "swapping" it with another mate who brought their old boards. The event is free, and could cost nothing to pick up your next favorite board. If you wanted to hand out some flyers and do have the resources to print them, we could meet up and I could give you a handful of flyers. (I live in Palmy)"

Adam Feichtmann

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