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.

George

Larger than life living ledgend, his own man.

1 comment:

Rich Pavel said...

Hi George,

Have had many a Happy Moment with you. Very encouraging to me directly and in in turn indirectly to others. You've shared feelings, your great spirit & considerable knowledge which I've never taken for granted. Very grateful to Friends & mentors such as the likes which you are. A rare gift and breed indeed. I believe in Japan souls like yours are considered National Treasures which surely you are to me; truly are a treasure.... For old times sake went by Bella Vista for a short spell & had a surf check like we used to do during breaks on projects. The neighborhoods really not changed too terribly there. Changed quite a bit elsewhere however yet still remains (special) same in some sacred ways.
Finest regards from up Montecito way, Aloha Rich Pavel

PS> Saw Renny & Lauran they say Hi!