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.

Ryan Lovelace coming down under

Santa Barbara shaper Ryan Lovelace will be heading down to Australia again soon and will be in Byron Bay for the Surf Festival. Ryan has been down before for the Alley Fish Fry and again last year. He has a full book of orders to shape while he is here , but you may be able to twist his arm and get one of his great boards while he is in town.
So check out his site to see what he is up to.

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