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

An early shower and a slow start before the sun popped out for the day

And then they came...

Fish of all colour and shape

All shapes and sizes...

Andrew Wells , Grown Surfboards from Lennox Heads

Sam Yoon with his new long fish

Beautiful wooden Mini Simmons by Andrew Wells , Grown Surfboards

Another long fish by Sam Yoon

Plenty going on here.

Monster Board all the way from Holland via New York.

A great day was had by all and so good to see all the young shapers there with their boards and getting together with some of the older crew.

Thanks to Jackie Forbes , Shane MacGregor and Doug Massey for the great photos

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