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.

The Big Bob " Simmons"

Just picked up the 10ft Simmons today.Can't wait to get it wet.

S Deck and square tail




Long concave blending into the hull / rolled nose. I shaped a chine in the second half of the board which lessens the rail thickness.

Beast of a board ...

I wanted to keep the twin fin original Simmons fin template , but thought I would experiment with having the last 1/3 cut away to lessen the base lenght and maybe free things up a little. Also moved the fins up 6 1/2" inches from the tail and sat them on top of the chine.I have to thank John Cherry for his inspiration and feedback. As well as Roger Hall and Dick Van Straalen for bouncing ideas off. But a big thanks goes to Bob Simmons for just thinking outside the square all those years ago.Imagine if he were still here now , where would surfing have gone ?

7 comments:

Chusma said...

Great job!!!, A real evolutionary simons concept.

m.PACKED said...

STOKED or.. Super STOKED...

GO ON MY FRIEND, GO ON!

m.PACKED said...

GO GO GO!

super stocked!

steve said...

Cool Simmons. I am dying to hear how it surfs. I think I would like one of these in my quiver. I might have to learn how to shape one.

steve said...

Cool Simmons. How does it surf?

utopia resin scientists said...

love it would love to build one any chance of a cheeky template ??

utopia resin scientists said...

love that... would love to build one any chance of a cheeky template ??