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.

Tyler Warren dropped by

 A couple of years ago Morgan Maassan and John Smart dropped by the Alley Fish Fry with Tyler Warren to check things and and be part of the day in the park. I must say we didn't see much of Morgan as he was in the water most all of the day for hours on end. He was only young then and now this is what he does all day long. Great eye and a great guy.

 Tyler chilling with Paul Mc Neil from Byron Bay.

And this is the result the movie a number of us have been waiting for. Check out the site to find out more HERE

Tyler is a very talented person in many fields , from art , surfing and shaping.Here he is with one of Tom Wegener's Tuna finless hollow wooden boards. He is willing to try anything and that is partly what the movie is about. The Fish Fry over the years has attracted all sorts of people and truly is a melting pot of ideas and innovation that sees hardened shapers going home with things to think about. And more and more we are seeing the young guys checking it out and having a go at shaping themselves , which is very healthy for us all.
Here is a link to the trailer for "The Tyler Warren Experiment"

I look forward to the full release of the movie and have asked if we could show it at next years Fish Fry. Not heard back on that one yet. But that would be nice.

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