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 Sea Creature

Roger Hall in New Zealand is ever the innovator and his own man when it comes to creating interesting boards. This is his latest the 5ft 7" x 23" x 3 3/8" moni version of his Sea Creature.

It has a lot going on but never the less a great board performance wise. I saw Roger ride one at the Pass down at Byron after this years fish fry and he was all over it.

Roger loves wood and couldn't resist adding some detail to the stringer of this one. The added weight will give it the momentum he is used to in his woooden boards. Thanks to Mike Cunningham for the pics.

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