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 More Surfboards simmons

" Hey Grant, seems quite a few people are really enjoying the mini-simmons' of late and recently there's been variations and hybrids starting to appear which is great, I love tinkering and tweaking with different designs to get a fully FUNctional hybrid. Calling this one "The Dumpling", its a big 'dim-SIM' with a few tweaks here and there, mostly the rocker, which is flat, even flatter than my 'dim-SIM's' but they have alot going on underneath to make sure they still turn well...but these are small wave speed machines...I have really targeted tiny to small waves with this shape and god knows we get alot of waves in this size range so finding ideal testing conditions have been easy.....few pics..., cheers,

ps- looking forward to see many other shapers interpretations and hybrids of the mini....good times in design....
pps- this one is 5'11" x 21 3/4" x 2 11/16" Quad...

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