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 Steve Lis fish

This is an extremely rare acquisition: a super-clean, 1973 Fish design, hand-shaped and hand-signed by Steve Lis himself. One of the West Coast's most influential indigenous surfboards, the Fish, as designed and ridden by Point Loma's Lis was so far ahead of its time that its full impact hasn't been recognized until only recently. But this is no hipster knock-off-this is the real thing, right down to it's hand-drawn Lis logo and finely foiled twin marine-plywood keel fins. Aggressive bidder will own one of the only authentic-the only real-Fish known to exist today, a Steve Lis Fish.

pre-auction estimate : $1500 - $2500   

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