The Fish Fry next year will be as always the first weekend of March. If you were at this years Fish Fry you will have noticed a changing of the guard if you like . Not only fishes but other boards on display as well. This was a first but also if you like a natural progression and evolution for this group of like minded people. I have tried to explain it as follows...
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 , and I think it is great.
So please if you are one of the many people out there that is having a go at shaping your own boards , bring them along. There is no better feeling than surfing something you shaped yourself.