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.

Wooden Surfboard Day this weekend

I have been busy getting a few boards ready for this weekend. Lots of simmons and a few other craft , even a body board for myself. For more info check out

The Arrow fresh out of Portugal

The Arrow from Maria Riding Company on Vimeo.
 Rui Alexandre is from Portugal and sent me these great shots of one of his new models to share. "This model is "The Arrow" and we tried to mix the old fish tale curves with a kind of modern performance size. I hope you enjoy it."

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Hilton's Dog Bone Simmons

 No mistaking the dog bone influence with this outline.
It is 5'3" x 17 1/4" x 2 5/8". Nose / Tail both 19 1/4". Shaped by Matt Green out of Dolphin Surfcraft @ Burleigh. It is EPS and epoxy, stringerless.
Hull entry leads into a flatter mid section with a slight concave out through the fins
 The taper in the rails lets the water flow from the narrower mid section over the tail
 He runs some fairly large fins on it at the moment.
I saw Hilton surfing it at The Alley last weekend and asked him to send some pics.He was going well on the board, scooting down the line and having fun.