Quiver: 9'4 Elevator, 5'8 Spork, 5'4 Dharma
Supports: Bing, Sundek Beach Wear
Favorite Moves: noseriding, tuberiding
Began Surfing: age 12
Top Contest Finishes: Four-time Italian Longboard Champion, 7th European Professional Tour (2005)
Education: Istituto d'Arte S. Stagi
Surfing Influences: Joel Tudor, Tom Curren, Wayne Lynch, Miki Dora
Past Trips: Hawaii, California, Mexico, Central America, Ecuador, Brazil, French West Indies, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, England, Morocco, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia
Future Trips: Western Sahara
Music: Talking Heads, Neil Young, Led Zepplin, The Smiths, Fabrizio De Andre
Favorite Quote: The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.
Why ride for Bing? I come from a suburb of the surfing world and am honored to be part of the Bing team.
Matt is a master craftsman and he makes such a wide range of amazing shapes from small and fast twin-fins to proper single fin longboards.
Ponzanelli & His Bing
Liquid Salt Magazine: Alessandor Ponzanelli