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.

A nice selection of Kiwi Simmons

Noe Bridler from New Zealand sent me these great looking simmons that he has been building for himself and customers.
  " I thought I'd share some of my backyard creations, noticed you said there's not many mini simmonesque boards over this side of the ditch well that's true. So I focused mainly on them with the images, been shaping a few short ones for myself and then some mid size ones for customers. I do wooden tail blocks and linen deck inlays etc focusing on a handmade one off custom board.
Anyway cheers for a great blog and happy new year! "

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