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.

Shape 3D night

Many people use different software to help design and render surfboards prior to building them. Shape 3D is a high end software to design boards with and used by many well known shapers world wide. Thomas is French national who created the software and will be on the Gold Coast in Australia to promote his latest version Shape 3DX. The new version I believe has many new features that will be of interest to existing designers and those looking to upgrade. Enabling such things a foot and knee wells in the deck of paddle boards and advanced contours in SUP's.

So if you would like to find out more or network with other users , this is a great opportunity to get together and ask all the questions you want.

When : Monday March 19th 2012

Time : 6.00pm for BBQ and drinks
           6.30pm presentation start

Where : The Gold Coast Surf Museum , 35 Tomewin Street , Currumbin.
              Opposite the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
              Phone : 5525 6380

Cost : A Gold Coin donation

You could also email Thomas direct at :

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