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.

Off to Fish Fry in New Zealand

I have just finished this 5ft 6" x 22" Hydro Simmons and will be taking it to the first Fish Fry in New Zealand on Sunday 9th of March at Waipu Cove in Northland. Looking forward to going back to my surfing roots as I grew up less than an hour from here myself.
Oiling it up
I have also just finished this 6ft fish and will be getting 4oz glass each side to finish it off. It has the same bottom contours as the Hydro Simmons.

I will post a full report when I get back...

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