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.

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Held June 8th  at Costa Caparica

I Love Fish - Blue Magazine

Blue magazine have put together a great article on fish boards and shapers from all over. Just wish I could read Japanese. May have to take it down to the Sushi Train and get someone to read it to me. Check it out.

Alley Fish Fry coverage in Blue Magazine

Alley Fish Fry coverage in Pacific Longboarder

Fish Fry Japan pictures from Yutaka Ono

Fish Fry Japan pics

Click on Fish Fry Japan to link to pictures of the day. Thanks to Naminori Oyaji.