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.

A new board for Ruy

Ruy Nepomuceno Neto from Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, sent me these pics of his new board shaped for him by Filipe Hage. He had it made for his girlfriend and one fin represents him surfing a short board and the other his girlfriend surfing her longboard. Nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

Fish Fry 5 Oceanside Sunday Sept 13th

Yes I have the word from Sean Mattison that the Fish Fry is back on the agenda. Not AB3 or something else but a Fish Fry - just FISH . Like it was when I was there for Fish Fry 4 in 2006 at Oceanside. The fish isn't dead guys . So it is Sunday September 13th. More details when they come to hand. We had some 35 + shapers at the Alley Fish Fry and the Japanese one was a huge success . The fish is influencing a lot of the shapes that are out there now. Too soon to pull the plug guys.

The fish will be schooling at Oceanside again.

An agro fish to carve some nice lines

I found this and had to share it as I think it is a great piece. Nice to see different art on boards

Kiwi artist, surfer and shaper...

New Zealand has some great waves and some great artists. Daryn Mcbride just happens to be a former pro longboarder that captures the beauty of his homeland and the sea in a magical way.
Check him out at :

Chambered speed dialer

Here is some fine wood work for sure . Five or six mixed woods all chambered and shaped . Beautiful gloss finish . Click on the image for a bigger view of the detail. As you can see it has become one of Rogers regular rides. So it is no show pony , but a great performing board. Roger is a little rugged up for the New Zealand winter .

The fish be flying

I found this great shot by Jim Martin of Keith Malloy bustin the move and just had to share it with you.