Bing Craftsman: Sam Cody

October 15, 2015

It’s installment five of our #BingCraftsman series and we are so proud to feature the incredibly talented Sam Cody. Sam is our in-house airbrusher and pin line master here at Bing Surfboards and is truly an artist. Steve Pezmen of Surfer’s Journal said “Sam Cody is of that small cadre of highly-specialized and skilled artisans that, over years of practice, have taken their particular segment of surfboard building to a master level, enjoying a considerable albeit underground reputation within the sub-cultural community in which they work.” In the early 60’s while living in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego Sam began refinishing his own boards to trade them in for new ones. Soon enough his skill and reputation grew and he was a full blown member of the industry doing color work for Olympic, Gordon & Smith, Channin, Evolution, and now Bing Surfboards. In 1980, Rusty Preisendorfer influenced Sam in the art of airbrushing and he never looked back. Sam’s reputation is known throughout the surfboard industry as one of the finest craftsmen in the field of precision color designs. We are so thankful here at Bing to have Sam under our roof and look forward to every bit of work that comes out of his bay. So here’s to you Sam Cody, #BingCraftsman. Thanks for all you do!

Photo: Stone Crandall



Also in Bing Surfboards Blog

An Alaskan Adventure with Anna
An Alaskan Adventure with Anna

December 31, 2021

Bing rider Anna Gudauskas isn't one to sit still for too long. Travelling to remote waves in cold climates seems to be an addiction of sorts. Although the temps are below freezing, seeing waves peel off with no one around is enough to warm up her big smile. Check out the photos by Sarah Lee.

View full article →

Rest in Peace: Hap Jacobs
Rest in Peace: Hap Jacobs

December 22, 2021

The loss of legendary shaper Hap Jacobs has been another blow to the Bing Surfboards family. His early friendship with Bing Copeland, and his mentorship of Matt and Margaret Calvani helped pave the way for the resurgence of the Bing brand over the last 20 years. Matt + Margaret Calvani and Bing Copeland share their thoughts of his passing.

View full article →

Changing Tides Day 2021
Changing Tides Day 2021

November 17, 2021

Bing Surfboards is celebrating #ChangingTidesDay by donating to my friends at @Changingtidesfoundation whose mission is to empower women to protect the planet and promote inclusivity and diversity in and out of the ocean, and we encourage you to shop Bing Surf Shop and bingsurf.com where will be donating 10% of todays sales to the Changing Tides Foundation. 

View full article →