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 Bali Fish Fry

Great to see that Bali is to have it's first Fish Fry. Here are the details from the Deus blog...

 "Saturday 16th June we want ya to flip out of bed and flop down to Tugu beach for the  Inaugural Bali Fish Fry.  from ten in the am. It’s gonna be a ‘show and tell’ surf style. There’ll be all sorts of alternative craft; Fish, Log’s, Hull’s, Single Fins, Trackers & Bonzors. We’ll even have a selection to try. Demo’s from the ‘Fishermen’ will be throughout the day.

It’s grassroots and about having fun. We’re cooking up a good vibe down there. A veritable potpourri of people who want to show appreciation for the shapes and perhaps shine a little light on the guys who make em.

We’ll wind things up surfside early arvo. Give you time for a rest, take stock, because come 6pm you’ll need your wits about you. We have a who’s who of shaping coming over to the Deus Temple for a chat. Legends Bob McTavish & Rich Pavell take on bright new hopes Thomas Bexon, Ryan Birch and Alex Knost  in a knock down drawn out bout to get the nitty gritty on board design. Monty ‘The Duke of Deus’ will referee the match that’s a no holds barred event. Prong two of the weekend long trident that is Deus 9′ & Single Log Fest. Good fun, good people, good times."

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