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 Kelvinator

This is a great little board form the guys at Yahoo Surfboards for Dunsborough Western Australia. The table that they have created is a handy guide to have for reference as well and a great idea. Check out what they do and a nice range of boards at :

Shaper Mark Ogram is another ex pat Kiwi making great boards in the land of Oz.

1 comment:

Daveswave said...

Pick one up last week and now I'm waiting for some swell to get it wet.

Its my first sub 7 foot board in about 10 years !

Test drove one in minute dribble and it was a pack of fun.