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.

ASCIA meeting

Monday, 1st October 2012 (6:00pm-9:00pm) – Surf World Museum, Gold Coast
Whether you are a big player or a small time manufacturer, a supplier of materials, labour or services to the Australian surf craft industry or an owner of a retail outlet that sells Australian made surf craft products, then this meeting is for you....

The forming of an association for our industry is long overdue. If we want to survive the next decade and beyond and potentially grow our industry to be recognised for it’s quality, service and professionalism on a global scale, we need to act now. Whether it be for exports of our amazing products around the world or attracting overseas tourists to Australia without a board in their luggage, (because they know Australia is the best place in the world to buy one) then we need to come together.....

Come and voice your thoughts on our iconic industry, ask questions or simply see what other’s have to say.....but please show your support for this very important next step for all. ASCIA would like to know the primary issues that are affecting your business, which you would like to see our organisation address in its future initiatives. Please remember, we are here to help you and would love to hear you what you have to say. Please email on items or issues you would like discussed at our AGM. We look forward to hearing from you!

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