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.

Carl J. Home Grown Creations.

 I first met Carl Jurkschat at the Fish Fry a couple of years ago when he was just starting out. He had his first board with him that he had brought up from Victoria . Rich Pavel was blown away by what he had done. The finish on the board was quite remarkable for a young guy who is self taught at hand shaping and glassing boards. He will have a go at anything and has now created an impressive collection of boards for friends and himself. Check them out below.

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