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 9ft " Pelican Glider "

 John Cherry's younger brother Frank with his new Pelican Glider - the name given by John to his Simm-21 model when they are over 8 foot long.
 Great looking hand foiled wooden fins by John of course
 Pretty happy looking bro I would say and why not.
"  It has a low, relaxed rocker, with very subtle single-into-double concave.  He has a 7-0 and and 8-0 simm-21 as well."

 Frank rode it Tuesday and Wednesday up at Rincon with a solid 6-8ft swell running.  He got all the waves he wanted, some of which were 300-400 yards long!  He says it really hauls ass down the line

" I tried to talk him out of “shark lure” black as the color.  But he wouldn’t hear of it.  Rincon is right in the middle of “the red triangle” in the winter months.  I guess the great whites weren’t biting (busy breeding and feeding on seals) those days.  A good thing."

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