November 12, 2021
Photos and Words by Paul Nett
Every once in a while, the Bing crew shakes off the foam dust, and shows up to San Onofre State Beach to test some new designs, hang, eat some tacos, and sip a beer or two. In November, the sun can shine bright, warm you up after a chilly dawn patrol. If the winds cooperate, you can have glassy conditions all the way til dark. Matt and Margaret know this, so we closed the doors at the shop, and kicked it in the sand for the day. Matt brought down some demo boards for everyone to ride. The Izzy Rider Type 2, Levitator Type 2, Pintail Lightweight Type 2, the new Slalom model, as well as a modified Alpha Pin, Seeker, and Omega. The feedback was positive, and Matt surely took notes that will be applied the next time he's in the shaping room.
Mick Rodgers keeps it simple. An old truck, single fin, waves.
All smiles. Social Media Manager, Adam Jara soaking it all in.
It can't always be about running a business and raising a family. Margaret heading out for some time of her own with the new Izzy Rider Type 2.
Photographer Ridge Ben Ben spends a lot of time looking at waves. Be sure to check out his shot gracing the windows of Bing Surf Shop featuring Mele Saili.
Ridge can also hang with the best when it comes to riding the nose. Inside section, 5 over.
Mick Rodgers giving it a good look wearing the new Billboard tee featuring art by Brian Bent.
Not sure if anyone makes noseriding look easier than Mick Rodgers. Here he is lining things up on his Continental Model.
Mick Rodgers, shifting gears with steez.
Don Craig and Matt Calvani deep in conversation. Waves and surfboards are definitely hot topics.
Catalog style shot featuring some new Bing crew fleece. Shop guy Will and Ridge stepping in as lifestyle models.
Matt Calvani knows surfing his designs is part of the process. Getting ready to paddle with the Bing Omega.
Margaret enjoying the sun with friends. Oh yeah, that's the new Pintail Lightweight Type 2 Model.
Oh say can you see...
Bing Manager Grey Lockwood, heading out for a sesh with the new Bing Levitator Type 2 Model.
Another catalog shot featuring Adam Jara wearing the new Rotation design by Eric Diamond. In navy. Available now at Bing Surf Shop and bingsurf.com.
Grey, JJ and Royce, hanging out in the shade and out of the November sun.
Plenty of boards to ride. The new demo models are available at Bing Surf Shop now.
Yep, another catalog shot. Will is wearing the Scout Hat, and the Mandala Crew.
Factory Manager Jeff Mansfield. Keeping the Bing factory running smoothly is where you find him most of the time.
When the team rider and factory manager get to kick back together. The Bing Sano Days are essential.
Whoo! Out there.. Mick Rodgers marveling at the conditions.
Matt Calvani feeling things out on the new Levitator Type 2.
Yes, the Levitator Type 2 turns great. Matt Calvani pushing it with control and style.
Happy faces. What it's all about at the Bing Sano Day. Looking forward to the next one.
December 21, 2022
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December 16, 2022
With the impending doom of a long, cold California winter upon us a few of the Bing crew decided to head south for a few days. As soon as we crossed into Tijuana through the CBX we could immediately feel the beginnings of a very special few days ahead. As any surfer knows, the beauty of Mexico lies not only in the perfect waves and golden beaches, but also within the generosity and welcoming smiles of all who inhabit this amazing country.
November 16, 2022
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