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.

Simmons from Peru for a Frenchman.

" Hi, my name is Gérald Duterne ,
I'm French and I'm living in Peru. I Like very much fishes and mini-simmons so just got these shots of my new board shaped by Wayo Whilar in Lima. She is 5"8 x 22'3/4 x 2'7/8 with a big concave between the twin keels.
Enjoy!
Life is too short, don't waste it go surfing..."




The Simmons is a board for all places in the world for sure.

3 comments:

kombi said...

beautiful board Gerald...good surf for you...

WAYO WHILAR said...

I enjoy a lot shaping boards...this one was special...
KEEP SURFING
BLIND FAITH

WAYO WHILAR said...

I enjoy shaping boards a lot, this one for Gerald was very special indesigning the concaves and fin positioning...
Keep Surfing