Bing Team rider Israel “Izzy” Preciado lives in a little slice of heaven down in Mexico. Recently Ed Fladung, of Quality Peoples, has been spending time soaking up the sun and surf with Izzy and was able to snap off a few water shots for us. Izzy is seen surfing one of his local points called El Faro in Punta de Mita on his Bing Moontail Elevator. Light crowds, warm water and friendly people make this a great destination to relax and surf some fun point breaks. Thanks for the images Ed..and we’ll be visiting Izzy very soon.
We’re proud to announce that our Spain & Portugal Distributor, Tablas Surf, has recently started a new Facebook page for Spain & Portugal. Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/BingSurfSpain to get Bing Surfboard news in and around the Spain & Portugal region.
Thanks to all who came out last Saturday to talk about our favorite topic, surfboards. Matt Calvani and Mick Rodgers were on hand to give insight on board design and a few stoked customers placed some custom orders to get ready for summer. We’re happy to say that Mick was able to sell enough TCSS clothing to make sure he’s well fed while in Australia. We’re proud to have Mick down in Noosa representing us at the Noosa Festival Competition, March 9-15, 2014. Visit http://www.noosafestivalofsurfing.com for more info.
If you missed this shop event don’t fret, we’re gonna be holding a lot more. Check back here for upcoming events and follow us on Instagram @bingsurfboards and @bingsurfshop so you’re always in the know.
Nalu Magazine Japan recently released Issue #91 that features Bing Copeland in a nice 5 page article. Bing Copeland started Bing Surfboards back in 1959 and has seen a lot of change and innovation over the years for surfboard design and manufacturing. Matt Calvani continues the tradition of quality well crafted and designed surfboards that make performance easy for surfers of all levels. Thanks Nalu Magazine for printing some surfboard history that shows Bing’s contribution to surfboard production and design. If you haven’t picked up an issue of Nalu Magazine get one today..even if you don’t read Japanese.
Date: Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Cost: $5 for general public, Free for SHACC Members
Location: The Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center (SHACC)
110 Calle Iglesia
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 388-0313 x0
Bing Copeland began surfing in 1949, at age 13, at the Manhattan Beach pier with his friend Greg Noll, who was a bait boy on the end of the pier. Bing and Greg were surfing gremmies that began their friendship hanging on the railing watching the older guys surf the big heavy redwood boards. Bing opened his first surf shop in the fall of 1959.
SHACC will be displaying a timeline of Bing surfboards-with an emphasis on original classics-up through the transition years, and culminating with the latest models being produced by Matt Calvani at the Bing factory. SHACC will also have historic photos, vintage ads and other memorabilia from Bing’s 55 years in the business.
Please join Bing, shaper Matt Calvani, and team rider, Chris Del Morro at SHACC from 6-9pm on Saturday, March 8, as we celebrate Bing’s contributions to the surf world! SHACC be featuring many surfboards from the Tom Moss collection. Richard Knight will be performing Slack Key Guitar. $5 admission, FREE for SHACC members.
SHACC will also have copies of Bing’s book by Paul Holmes, Bing Surfboards: fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation, available for purchase and signing by Bing and Paul. We look forward to seeing you there! (Write up by SHACC)
Bing Team rider James Parry is featured in this month’s Nalu Magazine Japan. Nalu Magazine covered Joel Tudor’s Duct Tape Invitational during the European tour (Biarritz, France) where James Parry was one of the invitees to the specialty event. James ended up placing a very respectable 4th making the final. The field is invite only and has the best longboarders in the world as selected by Joel Tudor. Pick up an issue of Nalu Magazine if you can read Japanese or just want to see epic images.
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 10am – 3pm
Event: Join Bing Head shaper Matt Calvani and Team rider Mick Rodgers to discuss board design and all things surfing. Enjoy free coffee as well. Also, come support Mick and help us send him to Australia for the Noosa Festival Competition where he’ll be representing Bing Surfboards and California surfing. TCSS (The Critical Slide Society) has donated a great selection of clothing items on sale for this day only. Items will be marked down 40%-75% off. Proceeds will go to help Mick Rodgers pay for his trip to Australia. We hope to see you there!
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February 3, 2014 brought the cast and crew of Bella Vita back together at Rincon in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. The U.S. Premiere of Bella Vita was shown to a sold out crowd at the Arlington Theatre for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Nico Pinzauti and Alessandro Ponzanelli made the long trip from Italy to make this special reunion possible. Mother Nature came through with fun waves at Rincon along with super light crowds. Chris Del Moro and Jason Baffa were able to enjoy sharing their passion project with all the attendees of the premiere. It was an amazing day and we hope you get a chance to see this magical film. Look for tour dates later this year in coastal theatres all over the U.S.
The folks from Krotchet Kids made it down to the Bing Surf Shop last Saturday to hang and spread the message of what they are doing to help women in Peru and Northern Uganda. It was a sunny day filled with great stories and smiles as experiences where shared. Krochet Kids is a unique company that creates a way to provide jobs, education and empowerment for people who otherwise have little or no alternative opportunities. We all want and need great clothing and there are a lot of choices out there. What if we could positively impact people by simply purchasing a beanie or shirt? Krochet Kids offer this opportunity.
When you purchase a Krochet Kids item you support a company that works to provide these opportunities to women many miles away. It’s not a hand out but a way to support a system built to provide positive change. Every item produced by Krochet Kids is hand signed and labeled by each woman who makes that item. You know exactly who put their hands and heart into that piece you are wearing. Although this won’t solve all the problems it’s many steps in the right direction. We here at Bing proudly support and carry Krochet Kids products at the Bing Surf Shop. If you get a chance check out their website and see what they offer and what they do.
We were blessed to spend some time with some of the great people who make this all happen. We hope you think about Krochet Kids next time you’re looking for your next clothing item.
Fins are an integral part of your surfboard but is often overlooked as a place that can help personalize and increase performance. At the Bing Surf Shop we carry a wide variety of fins that can help cutomize and improve your surfboard. We carry everything from the standard FCS and Future twin, thruster and quad setups to the highly customized and personal single fins. We’ve got three fin walls that constantly have new fins being brought in and displayed on our walls. Below are two we currently have down at the surf shop.
8.5″ Wood and glass D-Fin ($110):
This is a classic fin design from the 60′s that was modeled after boat rudders. These give a vintage look and allow traditional boards to be era correct all the way down to the fin. The D-fin holds it’s line extremely well while giving you long drawn out turns. These fins are definitely more for show now a days but still function for those who want to feel what it was like to ride traditional longboards from the 60′s. The glassed wood gives any board an extremely classic look. Add one to the Bing Feral Pig or Classic Pig to make you stand out in the lineup.
10″ Quintal Single Fin ($114):
This clear glass, blue, yellow and green fin is a one of kind fin for your longboard. No two fins for this model are made the same. So you know the one you get will be the only one in the lineup. All the fins are numbered for your records. This fin promotes traditional style riding giving you clean and drawn out lines. It’s a more maneuverable D-Fin of sorts with it’s back curve and thinner profile. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching Justin Quintal ride you’ll know why he rides this fin. A great looking fin for any longboard in your quiver.
Check back soon as we’ll feature more fins online for your viewing and learning pleasure. Now go surf!