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.

Very innovative kneeboard bound for the Fry.

 Alan Bruce is a sparky by trade and a very keen knee boarder. He is also a very handy shaper. Here is his latest board that hopes to have at the Fish Fry. Styrene blank , hand shaped to perfection.

 Hull entry to a flat and then a concave out through the quad fins.

 Slight concave deck with recess for knee pad to be inlayed

 The Hull entry blends into the fairly rounded rails that then become 60 / 40 as per a body board. This ends as a flyer where one fin set will be.

As I said a very complex shape that will be very interesting to see finished on the day.

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