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.

New " Velo" Simmons on the way

This is a fish I did early last year that has been an idea of mine for a while and just had to see how it would come out and perform.

And this is a Simmons that I have built quite a few of this year.

I have been playing with this idea for quite some time and it seems to be a great fit with the shovel nose Simmons I have been making of late.

I was inspired by the Greenough spoon and a couple of " Wilderness " boards I have seen.

Concave " S " deck and fine rails through the tail

Should be fun. Just wish I was a lot smaller guy to give it a run myself. 5ft 4" x 23" x 2 1/2" with Rasta Keels from Futures

1 comment:

PAPA NUI said...

Well Grant I guess I'll just have to ride this baby for you instead!