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 6th Annual European Fish Fry

This event opens a window to the underground surf culture, and allows shapers and surfers to spend some time with other like minded shapers and surfers from all over Europe and the USA to experiment and share there knowledge, designs and interpretations of the ‘Fish’.
The Fish Fry started in California 2006. The idea was to spread the design and to avoid it getting lost in time. The results have been very positive; the growing interest in the fish design has spread the event overseas to places like Australia, Japan and Europe.
For 30 years, the ‘Fish’ design has fascinated many surfers and artisans because of its shape, performance and feeling transmitted to the surfer. Some surfers consider it a mythic design and for the cultural atmosphere the boards have created transforming it into a cult object.
AB3 stands for…anything but 3 i.e fins! Single fins, fish, quads, bonzers a go go, etc No thrusters!
For further details on exhibiting surfboards or visiting contact:
Mick – 01825 721 117 / 07968 175 021
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