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.

Where it all started...

I just love the look of hand foiled ply fins and resin tint fishes. To me a classic look that evokes the art and romance that made the fish the board of choice to bring us all together in the beginning of the Fish Fry. This interest and experimentation has been the driver for the great wave of innovative shapers to keep the ball rolling and apply their skills and passion onto other shapes. And this is what you will see at the next Fish Fry on Sunday the 4th of March 2012.

The other great thing is that there are so many guys out there having a go at shaping a board themselves and experiencing the thrill of surfing something they made themselves. There may be mixed results , but don't judge till you have had a go yourself.

So if you are one of these experimenters , the invitation to share the passion goes out to you to bring whatever you have built along.

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