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.

Fins and Fishes

Californian, Steve Schirmacherlikes his fishes and big boards to. Here are some off his latest additions to the quiver. Skip Frye is a favorite shaper of his for sure.

 7'9" diamond tail Fish Simmons, 7'7" Derek Hynd style fish. Both are 22" wide and 3"

Check out his great blog of big and interesting boards.

 Steve, has been using some of our Gold Coast Burford blanks for boards like this as they make a 
12' 3" blank which is pretty rare these days. Rich Pavel took one back with him last year after the Fish Fry and that got the ball rolling. Rich has shaped a few for his mate Steve as well.

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