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 Fish Surfboard Documentary premiere tonight

Joseph Ryans new movie will premiere at Birds Surf Shed in San Diego on the 24th of July 2015

It is a look at the origin and impact of the fish surfboard design and then how it would influence the main stream surf culture 30 years later. It stars Steve Lis, Skip Frye, Mark Richards, Rob machado, Dave Rastovich, Donavon Frankenreiter, Dan Malloy, David Nuuhiwa, Derek Hynd, Jack McCoy, Peter Townend Dick Van Straalen and more...
Can't wait to see it down here in Australia

There is a Facebook page that will have updates on where the film will be shown (after the premiere)

1 comment:

FULLTOY1 said...

Thia was a Great Movie Premiere of an ICONIC SHAPE from the 70's FISH BABY!! Awesome to see Steve Lis, Skip Frye, Josh Hall, and Steve Pendavarious there alll Great Shapers from San Diego.