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 Curve surf and art shop now open

Friday the 22rd of August saw the opening of a new surf/art concept store located in Currumbin on the Gold Coast.  Owners Daniel MacDonald & Rebekah Clarke hosted the event with an eye pleasing array of colour and art including canvas creations from the likes of Richard Harvey, Sean Scott, Nicholas Chalmers and Christian Chapman among many more.  Daniels two labels, Daniel MacDonald Surfboards (Classic) and DMS (Performance) cover a broad range of surfboards including single fins, twin fins, longboards, hybrids and performance boards.  Psychodelic resin tint and pigment designs and classic volane triple stringers were obvious talking points on the night.  The wine flowed freely and the event bought many industry types together.  This pair have created a haven for artists to display their pieces, with the likes of aboriginal registered artist Colin Wightman contributing his artistic flair over resin tint twin fin surfboards.  Also stocking Pene Fins, a diverse range of single fins, longboard fins and twin fins as well as handmade patchwork board socks, poska pens and surf accessories.  If you are looking for something unique, be sure to make your way down to The Curve….surf stuff at 1/35 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin, Queensland.

Or you can find them online ! 

Valla Surfboards great new promo

Just click on link above to check out the great little promo on Valla Surfboards range of fish that Sage has been working on.