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.

Longboarding in Townsville

If you head too far north looking for surf and end up in Townsville you can always look up a new bar that will welcome you for sure. The Longboard Bar and Grill may be a little distant from a surf beach but a cold beer is a cold beer and up there it can wash away the heat of the day year round.

Owner Chris Haddad says  "the name Longboard itself is a brand concept that was conceived by ex-ironman and good friend of Chris, Jonathon Crowe and his surfing buddies. “So we carry the brand, stock the boutique Longboard beer and also support the venue with a range of Queensland favorites supplied by Lion including their iconic XXXX brands, Hahn Super Dry, Heineken and the James Squire range. This ensures we are offering a wide assortment of local and imported beverages for all tastes."
So if you are in town check them out:

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