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.

Nacho's Gold Coast Simmons

Nacho Agote from Spain has arrived on the Gold Coast with his girlfriend Peti and they needed some boards. Now was the best time to shape some new boards as we have had 2 + weeks of warm Northerlies and no surf to speak of. So I took Nacho to Burfords and he selected his blanks and headed straight to DMS to get shaping.

The Spanish Simmons , Queensland style.

Nacho was pleased with the outcome and can't wait for some waves. He is here for 3 months and is keen to have a look at what the surf industry is like down here. He works by himself and hand shapes and finishes over 100 a boards a year back home.


Jaco said...

Thanks Grant, for your warm welcome to a great craftsman of which we are proud back home in Asturias,Spain.
And thanks as well for sharing your ideas and trends. Surely the new nacho, version 2.0 will update us when he returns home. Kisses for Peti and good luck with this exciting project...

Jaco(a truly Simmons lover)

Jose. said...

Grant, thanks for everything. Nacho, you´re great!! Peti, 1000 kisses!!!!
Esther y Jose.