This past Saturday, Dive N' Surf in Redondo Beach honored Bing Copeland as a legend of South Bay surfing and shaping. California surf legends came out to support Bing, and waves residents showed their support by dropping in with their classic Bing surfboards to pick Bing's brain on their history and to get his one-of-a-kind signature on their decks. It was an event filled with great stories, and beautiful boards, and killer street tacos. A huge thanks to everyone who made it out to the event, Dive N' Surf for hosting, and to Tom Moss who brought down a sampling of his extensive classic Bing collection.
Bing Surfboards team riders Mele Saili and Mick Rodgers took a trip down to Baja, Mexico with the SWENYO crew. Some surfing, lots of tacos, and late night campfires. The. Life.
Video and Edit by: Jenny Farhat
Here at Bing Surfboards we never shy away from a custom order, in fact, custom orders make up a good chunk of what we do around here and we embrace them with open arms. Every once in a while a really unique order comes through the factory that is unlike any other. I remember seeing this particular order when it was first submitted and having to google what a narwhal was (I'll save you the time ... the narwhal, or narwhale, is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia.). Well it's seldom that we get to see where these special custom orders end up, but today in our email inbox we got the best letter from Meghan, the proud owner of The Narwhal. She said,
“Wow! I am so stoked! My board is amazing! I want to send a big thank you to everyone at Bing who helped make this board, you nailed it. It is a beauty in every way. The design and colors are perfect. Took it out for it's first sesh on Sunday and it was so fun. The glide is amazing, I felt like I was flying paddling this baby. We caught some really fun waves together even in some not great conditions. I can tell I'm gonna have loads of fun with it. I love this board. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish I could give you all a big hug!”
This makes our day. We are so stoked for you Meghan! We hope you have many years of wave riding on that majestic Narwhal.
No place like home. After giving up on the ‘Californian Dream’, Dean Petty returned east to the tight-knit scene of Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, a place he grew to love growing up. Desillusion Magazine presents ‘In Search of Dean Petty’, an exclusive short film by wild photographer Kealan Shilling. Shot entirely on Kodak Tri-X Super 8.
August 14 -16. Back to School Sale! 25% OFF shop wide at bingsurf.com. It's that time of year whether we like it or not, so you might as well head back to class in style and with the gear you've been eyeing all Summer. Head over to bingsurf.com and use code "school" at checkout. Sorry boards are not included in the sale. Sale end August 16 at 12:59pm PST.
It's about this time of year, as the Summer seems to linger and the crowds on our home breaks start to become unbearable that we dream of surf in far off places. I just watched this beautiful short film about discovering surf in Angola and the trials and triumphs that went along with it ... it got me thinking - where do I want my surf adventure to start? So my question to you is, where do you want yours to start?
We are so stoked to see a new featured interview entitled ‘The Times THEY ARE a Changin’ in the latest issue of Wavelength Magazine featuring our very own Mele Saili with words and photos by our own James Parry. We are so thankful to have both Mele and James as a part of the Bing family and love seeing the both of them make such a positive impact on the surf world.