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.

Wanda Fish Fry 2013 a great sucess

The 2013 Wanda Fish Fry is done for another year. What a day!
"On first light it looked to be a beautiful day. Then the southerly blew. We were on location a little early to set up. Pitched the tent and got some boards. Then council asked us move as the clubbies had booked the grass for an event, on que it bucketed down. Still being the faith filled guy that I am , we moved to the grassy knoll across the road took shelter in the tent with Stephen from Mako boards, Adam from tree house shapes and Robbie Marshall (self labeled) it looked dismal. 40minutes later a few more shapers arrived and so did the sun!!! It was perfect timing! We were on!

This year ended up being the biggest so far, with 12 shapers and collectors bringing a total of 86 boards. Fishes, logs, finless, mini Simmons and 70s singles which seemed to be the popular choice of board this year Even had a little hand crafted goods area with hand planes by Lupo Di Mare and board bags by Gonzo Lizard. The whole day went really well, positive feed back throughout the day.

I want to thank everyone that came and was involved in making the day fun and interesting. You know who you are. But a special thanks goes to my wife for supporting my crazy dreams, George G. for filming and Richard from 3rd Shade surfboards for coming straight from a 24hour flight with kids from the U.K and pushing through the jet lag."

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