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.

Happy New Year from the Gold Coast

 Happy New Year to all of you that have supported the Alley Fish Fry for the last 6 years

Merry Christmas

Micah Wood surfboards

 A talented shaper and artist .

Next years Alley Fish Fry is part of the Bleach Festival

What is Bleach ?
Unleashing an artistic tidal wave that will engulf the Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival is set to return from 22nd Feb - 3rd March 2013.

With a global reach estimated in the millions and showcasing the work of more than 168 artists in its opening year, Bleach* Festival will again celebrate coastal culture with a series of indoor and outdoor pop up music & arts events and installations.
 Moving down the coastline like a wave, Bleach* Festival will kick off with Pre Bleach* Weekend festivities in Burleigh and Palm Beach on Saturday 16 Feb and Sunday 17 Feb. The official festival program will then roll through infamous Southern Gold Coast surf towns like Currumbin, Tugun, Kirra and Coolangatta, with a stationary major central Bleach* ‘hub’ remaining in Coolangatta’s beachfront Queen Elizabeth Park for the duration of the festival.
More details about the 2013 festival will be announced in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned!

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