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.

2 weeks today until this years Fish Fry

Well it is two weeks away and summer surely is upon us. The water today was 26.5c on the life guards board at the beach this morning and 34c in the shade on my back deck this afternoon.
The Gold Coast is a great place to live for sure. This the Alley looking back to Surfers Paradise.

You have to love the resin tints that the fish has brought back to boards and hand foiled fins as well.

This is a shot taken buy Danny Hess's wife Erin in 2007, the first Fish Fry.A great outlook from the park across the road to the beach.

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