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.

Joseph Ryan and the Fish Surfboard Documentry premiere

Friday night was the premiere and Joseph just sent me these comments...

"The Premiere went really well, the place holds 200 and they squeezed 250 in (well there were about 20 in the car park which we left the doors open so they could watch).

Steve Lis, Skip Frye and a heap of others from the film made it along. Steve although quite shy came up at the end of the movie to thank me and said a few words to the people there.

Bird Huffman (the guy who started the Fish Fry) said he was stoked with what you said and the way you went about the Australia Fish Fry.

Now the hard bit, working out how to get it out to the rest of the world (probably going to be harder than making the film haha).

Will let you know when I am showing it on the Gold Coast or Byron Bay."

Here are some shots from the night. not sure who some of them are

 PT and Skip Fry
Joesph looking pretty pleased with the outcome

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