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.

Recycle that board

James Samaha from Little River SC has just recycled 2 boards now and made one into a mini simmons and the other into a Bantam Fish.

 Strip the old glass and set to work on a make over
A snapped longboard gets a new life with a little shaping and new fin placement. Cool.

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Finless by Corey

A new finless board by young local hand shaper Corey Munn. Influenced by the Rabbits Foot no doubt . But a great looking board with its own character. Can't wait to see Corey on the slide and glide on this one. I surfed with a couple of guys down in Byron one time that were both on Ryan Lovelace Rabbits Foots and it was amazing to watch what they could do.

Noosa Festival 2013

Noosa marks the seventh event in the Joel Tudor Duct Tape series, with each stop taking place at famous global surf spots. Quintal won the inaugural contest at the 2010 East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach, followed by another win in late fall wavesin Montauk, New York’s Ditch Plains. Three Duct Tape contests were held in 2011 with Knost winning at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Warren taking out the title at the Salinas Longboard Festival in Spain and Knost again pacing thefield at Surfrider Beach in Malibu later that year. Closing out the summer in 2012, Australian Harrison Roach took first in the latest competition held in Biarritz, France. Contest Invitees Included: Harrison Roach, Alex Knost, Robbie Kegel, Tyler Warren, Alex Bullpit, James Parry, Dane Peterson, Justin Quintal, ZyeNorris, Jared Mell, Matty Chojnacki, Jai Lee, Thomas Bexon, Matt Cuddihy, Troy Elmore and local wildcard Nic Jones.

Blue Magazine

We got a double page spread in Blue Magazine due out in Japan 10th March thanks to Tadashi

The Steve Lis fish

This is an extremely rare acquisition: a super-clean, 1973 Fish design, hand-shaped and hand-signed by Steve Lis himself. One of the West Coast's most influential indigenous surfboards, the Fish, as designed and ridden by Point Loma's Lis was so far ahead of its time that its full impact hasn't been recognized until only recently. But this is no hipster knock-off-this is the real thing, right down to it's hand-drawn Lis logo and finely foiled twin marine-plywood keel fins. Aggressive bidder will own one of the only authentic-the only real-Fish known to exist today, a Steve Lis Fish.

pre-auction estimate : $1500 - $2500