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.

Kiwi Simmons

I just stole this shot from Fish N Log blog that Mike C took of Roger Hall - Surfline Surfboards in New Zealand shaping what are probably some pretty rare craft for the boyz over the ditch.Yeah some mini simmons on the go. Great to see the boys getting up to speed. They will never look back I can tell you.This will be the start of something for sure , once some of those flightless buggars get their blinkers off.Roger will show them the way for sure.

1 comment:

NT Surfboards said...

good work good work indeed, loving the blog