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.

Saltfest this Sunday 1st of March

"Saltfest is a unique Surf Festival held at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. The event is a fusion of surf products, surf lifestyle and surf culture all in the one amazing location.

Our first year sees the event held on 1 March 2015 to coincide with the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast, held at the Kirra Community Hall perched on top of a grassy hill overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean. The event catches the best of what the Gold Coast has to offer in terms of surf culture and history.

The day will cater for ocean lovers and families who are looking for a unique experience and a taste of what the Gold Coasters enjoy from one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Come and meet local shapers, surf photographers, surf clothing businesses, surf rider groups and local tasty food vendors. Most businesses will have their products for sale so make sure you pack some cash in your sock."

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