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.

Love that first surf

Nothing better than that first surf on an experimental board and finding out that the hard work and theory all worked out just fine. Very satisfying feeling for sure. Roger Hall is a master and the deep thinker of the surf industry. He puts a lot of himself into everything he does. There is not one board he builds that is not a custom. He goes above and beyond what most people would expect and still strives for more. He is one of a kind. He would be fizzing after this session on his new 7ft hot curl finless fun machine. If you are looking for something different and high quality then check him out at :

Roger has just sent a few comments on the board to share.

 " That new Hot Curl has really worked out well. I have had a couple of decent barrels on it and it held its line. It nose rides too! It is also the best turning finless I have made. Had a couple of great days to try it out in. Steep drops and real fast down the line waves.
I have always been facinated by Hot Curls but I have to say the real inspiration has come from my trips to the Wooden board day that you host. The Dick Van  and the Paul Joske Hot Curls I saw really pushed me over the edge to the point that I had to shape them. They are just such amazing shapes."

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