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.

Ray Gleave, a master of the craft

If you have ever had the pleasure of being out on a nice day and shared a wave with Ray Gleave it is a humbling experience and one not to be forgotten. He surfs with such grace aand style. Flows on a wave like a dancer.Here is a little clip from his long time sponsor Mc Tavish , a little insight for you.

Ladies and gentlemen, here's the fourth episode of our short film series 'Dedicated To The Craft'. This episode features longboard champion, legend and McTavish team rider of over 20 years - Ray Gleave!
This series of films were created by local Byron Bay film maker Stefan Jose with the idea of introducing and expanding on the lives of the people who ride and build our boards, and share the lifestyle pioneered by Bob and his friends in the '60s. These are the characters that inspire us to stay true to the culture, and aspire to constantly build boards dedicated to function, beauty and quality that last for generations.

When finless gets funky

This great looking creation is the brain child of dynamic New Zealand shaper Roger Hall of Surfline Surf Boards. He has shaped and surfed many Hot Curl designs in all sorts of sizes and decided it was time to double up the experience. Hence the double Hot Curl. Like a twin fin fish is to a single fin with out fins.You know what I mean.
 Roger said id holds in well and lots of fun to ride.

 You can see it at this years Cove Fish Fry at Waipu Cove , Nortland New Zealand on Sunday 8th of March.