Bing Surf Shop + Brixton

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Drop by The Bing Surf Shop to check out our selection of Brixton Hats in stock. Just in time for Summer festival season and full-day beach hangs. One of our favorites is the Wesley hat (seen above) which fits in just as well for a local wave check as it does on a weekend adventure to the mountains.

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Friends of Bing Surfboards: Artist Susan Wickstrand

We were super excited to see this video announcing artist Susan Wickstrand as the newest member of Sanuk Footwear Team. Susan has been a long time friend of Bing Surfboards. Susan’s unique and vibrant work can be seen internationally, but holds really neat connections to our home here in Encinitas, California. This video below even shows Susan working on a few pieces which feature Bing Surfboards team riders Mele Saili and Lauren Hill. Great work Susan!

Bing Surf Shop + HippyTree

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As the seasons change and we can feel the Summer warmth start to touch our skin, the Bing Surf Shop is stocking up with all your must-have Summer clothing. We are super stoked on the new guys clothing from HippyTree. Great patterns, textures, and cool artist collaborations, like this t-shirt featuring photographer, Chris Burkard. Drop by the shop to check out HippyTree as well as all of the other great clothing and accessory brands we carry.

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Unstad Arctic Surf Camp + Bing Surfboards

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Thoughts of surfing usually conjure up beautiful images of barreling point breaks, sandy beaches, and hot summer days … but one of the incredible things about surfing is that it can happen wherever a wave happens. My mind was blown when I saw the images and heard stories of the Unstad Arctic Surf Camp, a Surf Camp that exists above the Arctic Circle in Norway. The folks at Unstad Surf camp create a once in a lifetime experience where you can join them for everything from a beginners surf lesson to a weekend retreat, to a full group camp experience. One of their philosophies is their desire to ‘warm your body and soul’ and they really live up to that motto. Not only do they offer some of the most breathtaking surf on Earth to warm your soul, they will warm you body with their cozy cabins, traditional saunas, and incredible food. We here at Bing Surfboards are so thrilled that they stock a full lineup of Bing boards that have been tested and proven in the incredible arctic waters. So if you are looking for the day, weekend, or trip of a lifetime, check out Unstad Arctic Surf Camp.

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To France With Love

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Bonjour France. We are so excited to tell you that just in time for Summer, your coasts will be freshly stocked with a HUGE shipment of Bing Surfboards fresh from our shaping bays. We loaded a container full of everything from short boards to logs, some with beautifully simple Summer tints, and some with incredible inlays. In fact, the six boards seen above are just a few of the actual boards hitting your shores. Check in with the shops listed below to see what Bing Surfboard is perfect for you and to reserve your Bing board today.

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Roxy Fitness – Hossegor

Boardrider Quiksilver – Capbreton

Rainbow Quiksilver – Anglet

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Did you know we love seeing your Bing Surfboards and Bing Surf gear in action. It makes our day. Seeing these boards in your hands and in your home water is what gets us out of bed each day. So share away! Show us where you and your #BingSurfboards are sliding today. Here are a few of our recent favorites …

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Left to right: @chapmanatsea, @terry_mori, @jdnphotography, @lostinthelitterbox

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Left to right: @sophiabagnall_, @shoplovesara, @terry_mori, @joff_phipps

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Left to right: @glizza_lei_asejo, @inkfxcorp, @outlawswarhammer, @cgiotis53

Mexi Log Fest Video Recap

In January 2015 the beautiful beach town of Sayulita Mexico played host to the The Mexi Log Fest, the largest longboard competition in Latin America, and one of the largest in the world. The Mexi Log Fest attracted the best longboarders in all over the globe to Sayulita to compete over two days. The Log Fest was put on by Bing Surfboards team rider Israel “Izzy” Preciado and featured a handful of Bing Surfboards team riders including James Parry, Mick Rodgers, Mele Saili, Isreal Preciado, Alessandro Ponzanelli, and Lola Mignot.

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The Factory

Bing Surfboards are incredibly unique because they are handmade and hand finished in one place and within eyesight of the breaks they are tested on. Every aspect of our boards from shaping, sanding, glassing, tints, polishing, and even custom airbrushings are done right here, in Encinitas, within these walls, by people that want nothing more than for you to have the best board ever made. Bing Surfboards remains steadfast and true to it’s core craftsman heritage, handmade in California since 1959, and that is something we are incredibly proud of.

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Lola Mignot Home in Sayulita

“The thing that I want to communicate the most is to live what you love …

Let’s go surf.”

Get to know Bing Surfboards rider Lola Mignot in her beautiful home waters of Sayulita, Mexico.

Bing Surf Shop: Now Carrying Norden Goods

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The Bing Surf Shop is stoked to now be carrying premium candles that are 100% handmade and hand-poured right here in Encinitas, California. Norden Homegoods candles use clean burning soy wax and naturally great smelling organic essential oils that fill your home or space with incredible calming scents. Our favorite in the shop is of course the Leucadia Scent which is an inviting rosemary, citrus, and vanilla scent.

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After the candles burn through the soy wax can easily be washed out with hot soap and water and the beautiful ceramic containers used as a mug or planter. Come by the shop to check them out.

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Bing Surf Shop: Now Carrying Seea Women’s Swimwear

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Bing Surf Shop is proud to announce that we now carry Seea Swimwear. Summer is just around the corner and the water is already warming up. Be sure to get your new Seea styles before they disappear. Above Mele Saili is wearing the new Swami’s one piece play suit. Below left Lola is seen in the Zuma one piece. Bottom right shows the Palmas one piece play suit. We also have the Ensenada tops and bottoms. More styles arriving soon so be sure to come by and check them out.

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Mele Wins at Noosa

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Huge congratulations to Bing Surfboards tema rider Mele Saili for her recent win at the Noosa Festival of Surfing in Australia! Mele won the Women’s Goddess Open division where she took home a beautiful pink longboard. Mele also placed equal 5th in the Maui Jim’s Women’s Pro division. Look for Mele entering more comps around the globe in the near future. We’re stoked to have Mele representing Bing Surfboards and we’re looking forward to seeing what’s next.

Wetsuits, Handplanes and Shades on Sale

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Xcel 3/2mm Wetsuits 25% Off. Danny Hess Handplanes 25% Off. Rayban, D’blanc and Oakley shades 30% off at the Bing Surf Shop in Encinitas. Come by and get some surf necessities at a great price.

New Brixton Hats in Stock at the Bing Surf Shop

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The sun just won’t go away but we’re not complaining. So we’ve got some stylish ways for you to give your face some shade. Check out our new selection of Brixton hats for men and women. Visit our Bing Surfboards Surf Shop in Encinitas, CA to get one for yourself.

Dave Rastovich on Surfermag.com

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Check out the recent article of Dave Rastovich being interviewed on surfermag.com. Dave is seen above riding a Bing twin-fin fish customized by Matt Calvani. Matt and Dave have been working on some new concepts for the board model which seem to be working well. In the article Dave speaks about life shaping experiences and activism. Check it out here: http://www.surfermag.com/features/unconventional-wisdom-dave-rastovich/

Bing Towels

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We just received our new Bing Towels in stock. We’ve got two colors to choose from; Navy and Teal. These towels are on the lighter side so they won’t weigh you down. Perfect size for changing into your wetsuit or laying around at the beach or pool.

Buy the Navy towel here: https://www.bingsurf.com/product/bing-towel-navy-copy/
Buy the Teal towel here: https://www.bingsurf.com/product/bing-towel-teal/

Australian Foil: https://www.bingsurf.com/product/australian-foil-76-6537/

Meet Ryan Shaver – New Bing Surf Shop Manager

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Ryan Shaver is a family man who loves surfing and the California hotrod culture of the 50’s and 60’s. Ryan first met Matt Calvani back when they both worked for Becker surfboards. Ryan stayed with Becker for 12 years before moving onto companies such as Quicksilver and Rip Curl. Most recently Ryan worked along side Woolie as an apprentice building motorcycles for Deus ex Machina. His love for hotrods, motorcycles and the California culture around them meant that Ryan was very familiar with Bing Surfboards. It’s not uncommon to see a hotrod pic from the past with a Bing Surfboard somewhere near by. Ryan’s passion for building bikes and cars translates to his love for manufacturing surfboards. He even worked for a number of years as a sander for Becker.

Ryan often can be seen polishing all the surfboards like they are pristine hotrods from the past. His attention to detail and knowledge of the surfboards is a great resource for all those who come in wanting to learn more about the boards and the brand. We’re excited to have Ryan on board and look forward to seeing how he puts his stamp on the Bing Surfboards Surf Shop.

You’ll see a change soon with new products he’s already bringing in. Some notable lines landing soon will be from Brixton, Hippy Tree, Raen and Seea. Be sure to stop by, say hi and talk story.

James Parry Party Recap

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Last Saturday we had the James Parry Surfboard Model Release Party and Photo Show featuring James Parry’s photography. Bing Copeland even made it down from Idaho to help James celebrate the release of his new surfboard model. It was fitting that Bing was in attendance. It was only 3 short years ago that James first met Bing at an event James organized in the UK. Back then James was not on the Bing team but was a fan. Now he’s stateside riding for Bing Surfboards with his own surfboard model.

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James Parry is also a talented photographer. Through his travels and surfing connections James has a unique eye for capturing the surf culture he is a part of. You can check out more of his images for sale on his personal website at http://www.jamesparryphotography.com. We dressed up the shop with his images for the evening.

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Of course everyone wanted to see the new Surfboard Model designed by James Parry and Matt Calvani. Matt was busy all night explaining the features and design process that took over a year to perfect for James Parry’s own model. It’s a board that nose rides insane but had to work in all kinds of conditions since James travels so much. A definite winner design wise that will work for all types of surfers.

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The party went on into the night. Bing Copeland was spreading surf knowledge and taking photos with the fans of the brand. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer generously kept everyone hydrated throughout the evening. We were stoked to see such a great response for one of our riders. Thanks to everyone who made the event possible and for all those who stopped by to enjoy the simple pleasures of surfboards and surf stories. See you next time at the Bing Surfboards Surf Shop.

Learn more about James’s surfboard here: https://www.bingsurf.com/product-category/longboards/james-parry-model/

TBT: Time of Transition

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Donald Takayama moved on to shape under the Jacobs surfboard label in December of 1966. Even though David Nuuhiwa’s iconic status and surfboard model was enough to carry the Bing label for a few more years Bing recognized he needed a high profile replacement to keep moving forward. David Nuuhiwa and Duke Boyd (Hang Ten owner) recommended Dick Brewer. Dick had just left Hobie and Bing knew it would be a handful to get Dickskill100_brewer signed. In the winter of 1966 Bing and Boyd flew over to Maui to make their pitch to Dick Brewer. It took paying Dick $50 per board he shaped (double the rate of the time) and a $25 per board royalty fee for Dick Brewer model boards made under the Bing label. Bing also installed an air-conditioned unit in Brewer’s shaping room. The topper was buying Dick Brewer a brand new, highly polished Skil 100 planer. It was enough and the deal was inked. The relationship solidified both label and shaper into the surfboard building hall of fame. The two boards that came out of the relationship, and boards that we still make today, were the Brewer-designed Bing Pipeliners and the offspring Pintail Lightweight.

The information and images were pulled from our book “Bing Surfboards fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation”. Purchase the book here: www.bingsurf.com/product/bing-surfboards-book/

Peter & Jens on Good Morning Sweden

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Peter Sahlberg and Jens Holmer were recently interviewed on “Good Morning Sweden”. They have an 8 episode series that is running in Sweden about their surf camp they run called Surf Akademin (surfakademin.se). Peter and Jens have been visiting Encinitas and riding Bing Surfboards for many years now. The orange board seen in interview is a Bing Surfboard. The model is a modified Elevator called the “Peter & Jens model”. Many of the Swedish surfers that attend and learn to surf with them ride the many Bing Surfboards they have on hand. They have locations all over the world and offer full packages that handle every aspect of the persons journey. Great for the beginning surfer coming out of Sweden. If you want to check out their site visit here: surfakademin.se. Warning it’s in Swedish as is the interview below. Thanks Peter and Jens for the plug.

Rastovich on Bing Twin-Fin – Surfer Photo Annual 2015

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We are stoked to see Dave Rastovich riding a custom Bing Twin-Fin Fish for the opening spread of the Surfer Mag Photo Annual 2015 article. Dave’s been testing and showing what can be done with a custom designed Twin-fin by working with Matt Calvani. Looking forward to more.