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 "Fish Finger" from More Surfboards

" Here's my latest version of a design I call "The Fish-Finger". Dims are 5'10" x 20" x 2 3/4" . It can be ridden finless, or with multiple options with the long and low keels that we are calling 'training keels' . These keels are reversable depending on how much or how little hold you want. They are a great board for those guys who struggle with going totally finless coz they give you alot of the same feelings and freedom to spin, slide and drift but with just enough hold for some down the line projection ....super FUN and the biggest problem is they make a standard board seem quite dull afterwards.... "

Mark Pridmore of More Surfboards from the Sunshine Coast

1 comment:

Wetfins said...

Cool board! Where can you buy fins like that or are they hand made?