The Bing + Rhythm Party at Bing Surf Shop in Encinitas went down in the books a solid night, like any good house party should. Good folks and good times. Rhythm's Sound of Change Experience was playing on loop, Wesley from Reverberation Radio kept the vinyl spinning for over three hours, and Pabst kept everybody happy with cold beers. Thanks again to XSORIES for hooking up the visual projector and the goods.

Check back soon... We will be loading a video recap from Evan Schell // @theslipperysaltwaterchronicles  later this week. 





Ondre Nostre | Atlantic Shores is a short film by ONDE NOSTRE in collaboration with PURE SURFCAMPS featuring Bing rider, Ale Ponzanelli and Federico Nesti surfing the exotic European west coast. Visually, this video is stunning and beautifully shot. Give it a watch!

A Block10 Production
Art Director Luca Merli
Filming by Filippo Maffei
Edit by Giovanni Barberis
Music by Raging Serfs "Planet"


Catching Up with Bing Rider: Mick Rodgers

Photography: Cole Beal

B: Happy Birthday Mick! What did you do?

M: Beach with the boys and some beers...pretty simple but never disappoints.

B: You are working on a new model, can you give us any details?

M: Matt Calvani and I have gone back to the think-tank to come up with another board. Where my current model is more an all-around noserider with and emphasis on turning and speed, the new one will be more noseride oriented. We have combined a bunch of boards, taking design elements I have enjoyed from a few of the current Bing noseriders and mixing it with some influences from Cooperfish and Con Surfboards. It is a lively noserider that allows a lot of tweaking and control from the nose. Been having a blast on the thing lately, and think people will enjoy it.

"Beach with the boys and some beers.. pretty simple but never disappoints."

9'4" Mr. Rodgers - #8979

Fins: Single box, fiberglass fin included
Color:  Clear volan top and bottom, 2-stringer (bass) with black foam t-band and offset glue lines, gloss/polish

Designed in collaboration with Bing rider, Mick Rodgers, the Mr. Rodgers is a Nuuhiwa/Rick Noserider-influenced noserider that is designed for ample lift while still maintaining forward trim speed and turning ability. The blended concave creates smooth noserides and control on the tip, and the slightly pulled in nose fits snugly in the pocket. The gradual curve in the outline compliments the turned-up rail-line in the tail allowing loose smooth turns and more control when setting up for noserides. The slight roll in the bottom and flatter rocker creates smoother transitions and improved trim. The Mr. Rodgers performs in a variety of conditions but excels in points and beach breaks, especially if there’s a little punch.  Average nose: 18”, Average tail: 16 ½”

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B: You and Soren Heil have been working on a new short film. How is it coming along? What should we expect? When will it be done? ( froth )

M: It has been quite the process, filming over the past year. It focuses on my current "mobile" living  situation, and how its affected my life. should be out shortly.

B: Can you suggest the best fins to use with the Mr. Rodgers Model?

M: It's hard to mess with the Greenough 4a, just a great all-around fin. I usually prefer a bit a flex in my fins, you get more drive and projections in turns, and I feel you get more control/steerability from the nose.

B: Any new travels in the near future?

M: There is a potential Mex adventure down the road...but until then looking to do an mission up north along the California coast. Take my time and make a couple pit stops on way. Should be a hoot...

To learn more about Mick Rodgers, visit his team page here on 

Bing's 80th Birthday Photo Gallery

Photographer Mike Mcintire shot some photos from the event at Bing Surf Shop for Bing's 80th Birthday. Good times were in order for all those who attended. Thanks to Left Coast Brewery, Malibu Vineyards, and Fish 101 for the tasty beverages and amazing fish tacos! 


... a few more to check out from the Bing Crew...

Surfing movie stuntwoman double Linda Benson and surfing guru Henry Ford

Surfing movie stuntwoman double Linda Benson and surfing guru Henry Ford

More Photos:

Encinitas Advocate has posted some as well! 

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