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.

Fish Fry 5 - 2011, a great day had by all once again.

Tom Wegener finless fun

Tom with plenty of demo boards

Sam Yoon with his latest big fish waxing up to give it a run.

Nice Sammy

Von Weirdo surveys the days offerings

A few logs showed up with guys on their way up to Noosa for next weekend. Not ideal but it is a public park .

A picket fence of finless boards - Seaglass

Sage Joske with his Olo and Alaias and a great rider of both.

A nice school of Valla fish.

Fins to get your head around...

Jesse Watson and Jordie Brown get down to details

Some of the best foiled wooden fins in the business on the Valla boards

Tom and Carl discuss the finer points

All these shots a by : Mark Sutton/Board Culture. Thanks mate for your support and help on the day.


Dane said...

more....bring em on

Duncan FitzGerald said...

Top stuff Grant. Peace