My name is Mike Cunningham, I am a Photojournalist based in Whangarei NZ.
Over the past 5 or 6 years I have travelled to Australia to attend The Alley Fish Fry which is one of many Fish Frys around the world.
What is a Fish Fry ? It is a non-commercial, non-competitive gathering of shapers, backyard builders, surfers and surfboard enthusiasts, a day for sharing ideas and stories about surfing and surfboards, a time to make contacts, take notes, take some photos and enjoy the company of local and international shapers/surfers.
The Fish Fry concept was origanally based soley on the ‘Fish’ surfboard made by Steve Lis in San Diego but as the Fish Fry events have spread throughout the world. It has become more open to boards also influenced by the fish and other forms of surf craft, paipos, alaias, handplanes, cubits, mats, hulls, logs, hot curls, quads, mini simmons, the list goes on."
The event is called ‘The Cove Fish Fry’ and will be at Waipu Cove, Northland, NZ on the 9th of March, 2014, it is not an invite only event, it is open to all and will be a great event for local and international shapers to showcase their designs.
This event is not for ‘Importers’ of surfbaords, it is to help build a network for shapers and surfers, both here in NZ and from overseas.
If you have any questions about this event please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or michael.cunningham@
The Cove Fish Fry site is HERE
I would be stoked to see you there, Cheers Mike Cunningham" ( reposted from Go Surf NZ )
If you are looking to go over to New Zealand to be a part of this great first time get together you can check out whart the surf is like at : http://gosurf.co.nz/forecast
By March the water is warm and they have had some great summer weather and surf the last couple of years. Be great to see you there.