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 " Dumpling " is evolving

" This is a Dumpling which is one of my designs, its evolving alot lately from its original form which was basically a big mini-simmons with a quad fin set up and some tweaked bottom contours but recently I have been looking for more performance and making some super fun variations...this one is 5'5" x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4", it'll be a quad and I'm glassing it super light for maximum liveliness and resposnsiveness in the small stuff. I have been playing with some different rails in the tail of a few boards recently too, looking for MORE realease so I have been doing them with hard, sharp and bevelled angles and they have been going good, less hold but more release, just playing with different stuff to get em going as good as I can..."

Great to see guys experimenting and being inspired by things from the past. We are living and surfing in great times. Just need some waves this week.

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