The Legacy of Bing: Opening Event Saturday, March 8th at SHACC

Bing_SHACC_Event Date: Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Time: 6-9pm 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 Event: 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)