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.

Byron Bay Surf Festival

 What a great day we were greeted with at Wategos Beach. First up at 6am we paddled out for a tribute to Donald Takayama and from there the numbers grew as people embraced the day and all the boards and activities taking place.
 Toru from Japan had people making their own handplanes throughout the day
 He had a great range of tools and planes for everyone to use
 Lachlan Leckie from The Salty Merchants had a nice range of fins on display
 Dead Kooks
 Eden Saul from Dead Kooks helping himself to a nice 13" fin
 Retro Classic Malibu board
 Peter White of Classic Malibu in the middle and some great looking boards as always
 The local surf club did a roaring trade
 Ryan Lovelace and his girlfriend from Santa Barbara made the trip out for the day with a about 8 boards. One was too long for the airlines so he cut it in half and put it back together when he got here.
True story.
 Every man and his dog was there.

 Toru passing on the vibe

 Simon Jones of Morning of the Earth Surfboards
 This Italian guy from Rome liked my wooden board and took it for a spin
 The kids had a ball
 A happy girl with her days work.
Make a date to go next year for sure

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