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 Garrett Finless

Local Gold Coast shaper Chris Garrett has done a couple of trips to Bali and spent quite some time in the bay at Deus. On his latest trip he got very adventurous and very creative to say the least. The results speak for themselves as you will see.

Shaping it is one thing , finding a glasser and sander that is willing to finish it is another. Nice job.

Complex springs to mind...

Hand shaping at it's very best. This is the art of handshaping in the highest order. There are not too many people that would even know where to start. 


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