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.

Tristan, the little Frenchman

Tristan Mausse is a very talented and very busy little guy. He is the artist who created this years illustration for the Fish Fry. He is also a fantastic glasser and polisher , who travels the globe plying his trade. On the way he is documenting his travels and producing a film of the glassers and some of the unsung heros who help create those wonderful boards we all admire. I first bumped into him in Byron a couple of years ago as he came in to introduce himself to Evan at North Coast Surfboards looking for work. He later did a stint at Classic Malibu in Noosa and then moved back to France to work with good friend and fellow artist Paul Lefevre. He is soon off to California to work at Lost Surfboards.
Here he is working on the Fish Fry art. Thanks Mate.

I first knew of Tristan with his very popular blog Mini Simmons Religion which was a great window to what was happening with the simmons in the very early days. He has a number of blogs to his name

" Hey, this is a trailer of my film documentary as i'm doing right now! It's a trailer with the Australian part only, because I'm actually doing this film, so my travel / film is not finished yet.

Next week I leave Australia, for go film in California, and after Canada, Nicaragua, Costa Rica."

SACRE BLEU is a documentary film of 1hour 30min, which calls the best glassers / shapers / artists / photographers around the world to tell their story, it is also a travelogue, which traces the 8 months of my experience going through the world to work myself in all these workshops surfboards, since I am myself Glasser. Starting with Australia and California, Canada, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the film not just talking about "glassing" because it incorporates many different images lyfestyle, surfing (many images aquatic ), skate, music and landscape. The soundtrack is composed entirely of small independent artists, who explore the roads of the "post-rock", "instrumental hip-hop", "punk-hardcore" or "folk"
I am currently filming the movie, the release is not expected before summer 2012."

SACRE BLEU Trailer, Séquence Australie from No pain in Dream on Vimeo.

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