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.

Looking for something a little different ?

Ryan Lovelace from Point Concept Surfboards in Santa Barbara will be here for the Fish Fry and is available to shape you a board while he is here.Check out his sites to see what he builds :

Remember that the Fish Fry brings together the best of shapers and the innovators of the shaping world so if you are interested in a new board this is the place to see what is out there.It is also you best opportunity to meet these great guys and even have a surf with them or try a board. Bring along the fish you have and compare it or swap with someone else on the day. This is what the whole day is all about and what makes it so different.

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