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.

If you are into recycling and fish then you can't get a better summer project than this.

Mike Sheldrake has been cutting up cardboard and turning it into hollow surfboards.He has experimented with a variety of shapes and details but the 6ft 4" fish is the go.It all comes pre cut , flat packed and you just assemble all the parts. Great looking board. Yes you can surf them and they must be a ton of fun to put together. Great Christmas present as well. You have plenty of time to build one and bring it along to the Fish Fry in March.

Check out Mike at : http://sheldrake.net/cardboards

1 comment:

Tomas Oberst Kadgien said...

Surtainly, one of the most interesting iniciatives for sustainable surfboard creation...
Congratulations Sheldrake...
Thanks for the post !!!