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 Mini Mini Simmons with a Spanish twist

Start with a classic blank of course...

Inspired by a body board for sure

Add some fins

4ft x 22 1/2" x 2 5/8"

The board was built by Nacho Agote Surfboards in Los Palmas. Sent to me by Jose from the Canary Islands.

1 comment:

Jose. said...

Thanks Grant! This board was built by Nacho in Salinas (Asturias) in a colab proyect with Miguel Panadero (Gliders House), during the 2011 Salinas longboard festival-Joel Tudor Salinas Duct Tape.
Miguel Panadero is a very renowned artist (check his links!).
This board is very speedy and funny to ride !!!