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.

The "Cove Fish Fry " New Zealand

Sunday 8th March Waipu Cove

If you are heading over to New Zealand for the 2nd Annual Waipu Cove Fish Fry on Sunday 8th of March , then maybe you should check out having a surf at the LOGGER HEADS II event being held at Mangawhai Heads on 7th March 2015.

"There is a chance we might shift the contest to Te Arai or similar as there have been excellent banks along the coast, and chances are if conditions allow we could score some fun Logging waves....

Entries close on Monday 2nd March 2015 so please spread the word. "

Thanks to SLIDE Magazine, Brixton, ThreadBox and Skunkworks Mangawhai for their support of this event.
Contact: Contest Director – Tony Baker 021907066 /

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