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.

Inspired , is what we like to see.

Stephen Taranto from Victoria has been bitten by the bug.
 " I was inspired to make my own board after last years visit to the Fish Fry.
I'm coming up again this year and I'm bringing the first board I've shaped in 30 years!!!
Nearly finished it. Should complete it by Thursday night.
Got into it so much,I've started another, and now I'm afraid  I've been bitten by the bug.
Here are some pics. Hope to have some more Thursday night."

This is something that is happening all over the place and just great to see. It is also why the Fish Fry has evolved to include other boards such as hulls, simmons and old school logs as this is what people want o shape and ride. Looking forward to catching up with Stephen on Sunday. Thanks mate for sharing.

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