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.

If you didn't get to this years Byron Bay Surf Festival - This is what you missed.

Three days of music, art, crafts, film, lifestyle, tipi markets, shaper displays and a whole array of activities from woodwork fin and hand plane workshops to free beach yoga & pilates classes, health and fitness presentations, indigo tie dye board bag making and surf literature talks, book launches, discussion panels, interviews, short film comps and freestyle surf sessions proved delectably exhausting. There was a hell-of-a-lot going on which created a buzz in town that lasted well beyond the festival weekend.
The 2014 Byron Bay Surf Festival received high praise of surf industry veterans, including Tom & Nick Carroll, Nat Young, Jack McCoy and Albe Falzon describing the surf culture festivities as a very unique one of a kind gathering.

Keep your eyes on all the creative and innovative developments for BBSF 2015

Wanda Fish Fry coming up

22nd November // Wanda Fish Fry 2014 -The 3rd Annual Gathering!

"This year we have approached things a little differently in the hopes of making the event better then ever.

Firstly this year we re-labeled the day, this was done to help broaden the audience and crowd that attends.

Wanda Fish Fry now present the SURF SWAP MEET 2014 - Annual Gathering!

The focus is still the same as all other years. “alternative” but i say “alternative to what? a 6’2 thruster?”

-Twin fin fishes, Single Fin 7’0-10’0, Fish Quad, Bonzer’s, Knee boards, Fin less, Mini- Simmons, Eggs, Alaia, Paipo, Handplanes, Soaps, Spoons, Logs, Dogs, Guns, Trackers… anything but three

Also changing the location to Oak Park, this has a BBQ area (bring some food as the shops are a little drive away), kid friendly, plenty of parking, rest rooms and a reef break 30metres away!!!! This change was made to make the event more surf focused, no comp but just some fun waves on different crafts. I encourage people or shapers bringing boards to bring some demo boards down.

I have also had feedback that having it at Oak Park was a bad idea, that its going to bring a new crowd to this ‘secret spot’ anyone with access to a computer could find this spot within a matter of clicks. We live in a day and age where secret surf spots is dying. The intentions isn’t to fill this surf spot full of kooks, this event is for like minded people with intentions of having fun and surfing with respect.

This is also an open invite to any garage shaper, master crafter, collector or enthusiast to bring your boards down to join in the fun. Its a free event to join, attend, share ideas, designs and thoughts."

****Special Coffee Company Guests attending*****


Where:   Oak Park, Cronulla.
When:    Saturday 22 November 2014
Time:      From 8:30am - till whenever
Cost:      Free
Insta:    @wandafishfry