November 18, 2020
We'd been surfing with our friend Stu Linder who was pretty artistic. Stu donated his time giving our little beach shop a Polynesian look. Now we had a shop and we needed a logo. Stu again came to our aid and came up with what has become known as the BA logo.
The BA Logo had a drawing of a little guy bent over surfing a wave. At the time the term BA (Bare Ass) didn't exist it was just a cool logo similar to Greg Noll's logo with a cartoon character.
If my history is correct the BA came about a few years later when surfers at the Trestle would drop their shorts and bend over as the train to San Diego would whizz past giving the passengers their first impression of surfers.
I only used that logo for about a year when I came up with the more famous blue (cat eye) logo and the rest, as they say is history.
A little back story on Stu Linder. Stu went on to become a well known film editor in Hollywood editing such films as "Rain Man" with Dustin Hoffman and "Grand Prix" for which he won an Oscar.
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March 15, 2023
An Interview with Christian Marcher of Progressive Surf Academy
You’d be hard pressed to find someone more stoked on surfing than our friend and local ripper Christian Marcher. Big boards, small boards, soft tops, surf mats, hand planes, you name it and this guy rides them all at a very elite level. The best part about Christian is that he is always the nicest guy in the water and he pushes the boundaries of what you think is possible on a surfboard every time he paddles out.
With over 30 years of surfing experience, Christian has built Progressive Surf Academy into one of the most well-respected surf schools anywhere on the West Coast. He and his team use a very unique approach that dives deep into ocean safety, technique, and ethics in the lineup that you don’t see anywhere else. Christian delivers a premium surf experience for all ages and has been a part of the Bing family for a few years, so we sat down to chat and learn a bit more about the man and his love for the ocean.
March 03, 2023
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