This past Saturday we were stoked to play host the the one-of-a-kind Birdwell Beach Britches pop-up shop "The Bird" - an old fire service truck that has been re-built into a classic California trunk delivery service. Well, as the owner of a few classic cars over the years, I know that one cannot ever fully depend on them ... we got a call from Birdwell saying that "The Bird" wouldn't be flying anywhere south of San Clemente due to mechanical failure. Thankfully though, they were able to load up their stock into a car and still get down here to showcase their classically cool threads. The day was a beautiful one with Mick Rodgers and Adam Cap working the BBQ slinging free hot dogs, and friends lounging in the sun in front of the shop enjoying time together. Thanks to all who made it out!
Huge congratulations to our own team rider Lauren Hill for joining up and becoming the newest rider for Sanuk Footwear! We are so stoked for you all! Check out the video that our friends of at Sanuk put together to welcome the incredible Lauren Hill ...
Surfing was at the forefront of the world this weekend for a reason none of us want to encounter ... But the really cool takeaway from the event for me was seeing the deep act of friendship and brotherhood that took place as one surfer paddled to help another. The ocean is a powerful beautiful place and creates bonds that last a lifetime and transcend fear. So get out there with your buddies and revel in it. // Photo by the always talented Ming Nomchong
We are so stoked that this months edition of Foam Symmetry features our very own Mele Saili and Mick Rodgers cover to cover. Mele landed an enormous 10 page spread, which showcases her many talents, only one of which is absolutely shredding on a longboard. Drop by the shop and pick up your own copy and give Mele a high five in person.
We all know that the best surf days are those when Surfline says 'Poor,' but we paddle out anyways and the conditions end up being super fun. Well, Richard Kotch had one of those days but to the next level. Richard describes the day:
"Sometimes you've just got to paddle out! This morning had moments but it was nothing special, I had been swimming for a couple hours when a big squall hit and ripped the swell apart...complete whiteout conditions and totally un surfable so we went in for a coffee...twenty mins later the sky lightened slightly and the wind hinted at backing off so I paddled out. The next 45 mins were the best waves I've seen so far this season!"
Richard is riding his Bing Surfboards Dart Round Pin, and really proving that this board can handle anything from medium days here in Encinitas, to huge 3x overhead days in the Maldives. Way to really put this board through its paces Richard and thank you Amy Kotch for the amazing photograph!
Our friends at Seea Swimwear interviewed three of our leading women, picking their brains on their go-to Bing Surfboards for specific scenarios. It's a great write-up for anyone to gain insight on board selection, but particularly helpful for any women out there who might be debating between board models. Check it out here.
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and we are now officially on the home stretch to Summer! We just unboxed tons of new warm weather clothing and accessories at The Bing Surf Shop to keep you looking good all season long! We have only the best hand picked items from our favorite brands like Brixton, Banks Brand, Pendleton, Hippy Tree, and many more. Stop by the shop to check it all out.
There are only a few days left to enter to win this beautiful 9'0" custom Seea x Bing Elevator with a one of a kind marble glass job. You can buy your $10 raffle tickets on our site here through midnight (PST) on May 31, 2015. Seea Swimwear will be announcing the winner soon after. Good luck!!