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.

September 22nd

Yes September the 22nd is the date for what you might call alternate surfboard gatherings. Starting with the first Wanda Beach Fish Fry on the South side of Sydney Australia put on by Ben Di Bonato.

Then there is the 6th Annual European Fish Fry to be held at Crackington Haven , North Cornwall in England by Mick  – 01825 721 117 / 07968 175 021,  Email : | facebook

Also on this day is the Single Fin Classic Festival of Surfing at Pietrasanta which is just 30km north of Pisa in Italy that is being host by good friend Marco Mazzini and his friends .

So if you live near any of these locations or can get to them in a couple of weeks time I am sure you will be surrounded by a group of like minded people who love to surf and enjoy riding all sorts of boards. This is something that is growing and spreading across the surfing community. 

There have also been a Fish Fry in Japan and of course the original ones in California.This is the one I went to in Oceanside in 2006.

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