On Sunday, we attended New York's annual Fish Fry, an event organized by Pilgrim Surf + Supply which takes place on Long Beach. The idea is simple: people bring board(s) down to the beach and trade off with other folks so everyone can experience surfing some new and different craft.
It's also a great opportunity for local shapers to show off samples of their work, so this year we were stoked to check out boards by the likes of Danny Callaghan (D-Cal, NJ), David Murphy (Imaginary Surf Co, NY) and Mark Petrocelli (Faktion Surfboards, NY), not to mention out-of-towners including Josh Hall (Josh Hall Surfboards, CA) and Richard Kenvin (behind the Hydrodynamica project, CA).
Mostly though, the Fish Fry is all about goofing around, ridiculous party waves and a slightly sunburnt feeling after better-than-expected surf.
The only thing you can't expect at the Fish Fry is any actual fish actually frying. Perhaps the local council won't allow anyone to have that much fun on the beach... Anyway, we're resolved to find a way around this next year. Who doesn't like to start the day with a little fried fish?
Thankfully this time around the good folks from Lost Weekend NYC kept everyone juiced to surf with a classic New York breakfast of coffee and bagels.