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.

Velo Fish

The "Velo Fish" was inspired by looking over a George Greenough spoon at the fish fry this year.

Concave deck - 2" thick at the stringer and 3" at the rails.

Takayama "Halo" fins 5" tall.Be interesting to see how they go. Their smaller quad fin set on my 10 footer are great.

The Velo bottom or edge board , full concave front to back of the the board.Too small for me so will have to see how some mates like it. Just had the idea come to me and needed to see how it went. No point wondering about these things. Build it and see how she goes. 5ft 10" x 22"


Ranch Hand at large said...
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Big Fish said...

She hasn't been wet yet as I have been flat out building a couple of wooden boards. The boys will get a chance soon.