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 Mini Simmons story

I have posted this before , but it is interesting . So here it is and let me know what you think.You will see many of these little guys at the fish fry , from many different shapers. Try one and see what all the fun is about. Yes they are different and a little hard to get you head around , but try one and answer it for yourself.

1 comment:

PAPA NUI said...

Great post Grant, as you know I swear by the SImmons. It's the best fun I've had in years and really helped me redefine how I thought about short boards. Cant wait till this years Fry up!
Regards the Papa.