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 Alley Fish Fry 2011 #5

2 comments:

kombi said...

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Micheal said...

Once again a Huge success. Nearly 200 boards and a steady stream of people all day. Plenty of new young shapers turning out some very nice boards and no big egos getting in the way of sharing ideas.
The Fish Fry is only made possible by a lot of work by the "Big Fish" (Grant) and his few helpers. 3 cheers for the crew and I hope you recover from the stress soon.