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.

UK Fish Fry report

Rob Royal who put the Fish Fry together this year at Crackington.

Crackington central

Check out the festivities via Marco Mazzini's blog report :
whataniceride.blogspot.com/2011/09/european-fish-fry-2011-17th-sept.html

Marco was out here for last years Alley Fish Fry and I stayed with him in Italy this June. Great guy and a great surfer. He and good friend and shaper Michele Puliti of Ola Surfboards have a loyal group of surfers at there local beach at Pietrasanta. They both traveled to the UK Fish Fry as well. Thanks guys for keeping the ball rolling.

1 comment:

Royal said...

Grant,

Thanks for posting that, and the link. i didn't have a chance to take any pictures myself, so am at the mercy of those that attended.

It was a pleasure, and I hope everyone had as much fun as they seemed to be!

regards,
Rob