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.

"Almost Cut My Hair " movie trailer from Ryan Lovelace

Almost Cut My Hair from Ryan Lovelace on Vimeo.

A quick trailer for the surf flick I've been working on for a bit now to give a little insight into the project so far. Give it a gander! "You knew it would happen eventually. Almost Cut My Hair is a zero budget surf film containing approximately 96% pure surfing coupled with a sound track worth listening to...the only catch being everyone involved is riding a surfboard that I built. If you can get past that last bit, I think you'll get a pretty killer show. Over the past few years of meeting and working with countless creative individuals, I've made them boards and they've in turn shared their talents with me; I've piled it all together in what is my ultimate surf movie. ACMH is essentially the past few years of my work, set to some serious jams. It makes me very happy and I hope it does you the same to you in the Spring of this year. Containing the musical and/or surfical talents of: Travers Adler, Trevor Gordon, Landon Smith, Will Adler, Morgan Maassen, Troy Mothershead, Ryan Lovelace, Johnny McCann, Michael Kew, Phil Browne, Joseph Horswell, Washmen and the Fisher, Simon Murdoch, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Connor Lyon and piles more..."

Justin Adams and Kyle Albers sliding a few

Geo Blank , a new innovation in surf blank design and technology

" Conformity is the enemy of growth " 
"Flex is perhaps the most neglected component of surfboard design, yet for many years has been considered by shapers and athletes the world over, as the holy grail of performance "
About GEOBLANK from GEOBLANK on Vimeo.


 For more info and an insight into the technology that Guy is onto check out  
Or come and check them out at the Fish Fry


Fish Fry 2013

A big thank you to Adrian Knott from Rake for offering to do the art for this years poster. 
Nice job mate.

So guys if you are shaping your own boards or riding something that is a little different and would like to be part of the Fish Fry this year come on down to the Alley with your board and make a day of it. There are sure to be plenty of other interesting boards and shapers to check out. If you have any questions send me some mail.