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.

Franks wooden fish all set to ride.

Frank is a bus driver here on the Gold Coast and loves to get out for a surf. This is his second wooden board and I designed this fish for him. Hollow wooden framed construction and its all come out as a great looking board. Many hours work will be enjoyed over the coming summer.

" Well, it's finally finished and here are the pics. I'm pleased with the result and will now be waxing it up to try it out. It's considerably lighter than the mal I built last year, and hopefully it will perform OK. If the fins don't do the job I hope they will I can try different types of fins. The leash plug is one with the Goretex breather built in, so I won't have to worry about doing the plug up or losing it.
The final measurements are 7'6 3/4" x 22 1/2" x 2 5/8", so the size is spot-on to the original plan."

If you would like to check out Franks progress click here

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