The brain child of the Big Fish himself, Grant Newby, the fish fry this year opened its ranks to all manners of innovation in shaping. Originally conceived in Oceanside California as a celebration of the humble twin finned fish, the Australian event is now host to all contemporary shapers to get together with their peers and share their inspiration and ideas.
The Papa ventured out early this morning with all the best intentions of covering the meet only to find that when he arrived his camera had been ransacked of spare batteries by the man-boy 'Chip', Arrgghhh!!!
This brief pictorial was shot before the last EverReady gave up the ghost.
The Papa Represent! Papa Torpedo shaped by Grant Newby.
Shoji Muto's 3'9" Simmon's Paipo hybrid.
Grown, from Lennox Head NSW, hollow timber and red tint fury. A 5'8" s-deck round tail single fin that just pleads fun with a capital F.
The future is fantastic! Grant Newby's innovative epoxy vacum bagged timber simmon's quad. A board in Six Hours! No glassing required, just rubbed back with superfine grit sandpaper and oiled with Lanolin this baby is fast fast fast! Beautiful Japonese 'future' fin set up packs power and adds grace.