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.

Fish in the line up








Mike Cunningham took these shots of a couple of Orca or Killer Whales that decided to join them in the waves and bust a few moves for the boys.Big , powerful and just tearing it up at Sandy Bay on the East Coast of the North Island New Zealand.

3 comments:

john said...

awesome photos!!!! don't think I would want to be out in the line up with them fellers!!! Was surfing Blacks (in San Diego,CA)back in June of 1972, when a pod cruised through outside and that freaked out the 4 of us that morning.

micro said...

hi big fish, the orca pics have gone global, half a million hits on yahoo.com usa in 5 hours, cheers mike c

micro said...

1.3 million hits in 18hours on grind tv (yahoo.com usa), fully global mate, fish rule the world, mike c