He instantly made it clear that he is easy going and more than willing to hang for some shop talk. Being that I have read some of the ‘Bing Surfboards’ book by Paul Holmes, hearing him spill the details of the early Bing days was more than entertaining.
If you are interested in learning about Bing and over 50 years of Bing Surfboards, check out the Bing Surfboards book by Paul Holmes. Endless hours of history and imagery to keep you stoked for days.
It was a pleasure to have Bing Copeland come by the shop for a visit! Bing was in San Diego for short while to pay respects to longtime friend Larry Gordon.
Although the conditions of his visit were not ideal, he still made time to visit the Bing shop in Encinitas ( Leucadia ). It was my first time meeting him, and I was a bit nervous to meet and talk to such a legend.
We are planning another event at the Bing Shop in the near future, and we will be inviting Bing to join. Hopefully you can make it, and have a chance to meet him yourself. In the meantime, read up on the book, and be ready to talk shop when you show up!
The San Diego Surf Ladies came to Bing Surf Shop on Tuesday, February 13th to listen to Bing Master Shaper Matt Calvani talk about our surfboards. It doesn't matter how long you have been surfing, to hear a shaper talk will always open new ideas about what surfboard you will ride next.
The MexiLogFest Raffle helps to raise the funds necessary to make the event happen. Our own Israel Preciado puts the event on with limited resources and relies on the small surf business contributions and the raffle to make MexiLogFest an amazing event that attracts the best longboard surfers in the world. So, not only do you get a chance to win an amazing prize, you also help make the event what it has become today. The prize list is pretty stacked! Hotel packages and Custom Bing Surfboards!!
Bing Master Shaper Matt Calvani was invited to shape a 9'6" Bing Elevator for auction at Shapers Studios in North Park, San Diego, CA. Check out the recap video produced by Grey Lockwood featuring Matt Calvani, Roger Hinds, and Chris Christenson. The event was packed! Great music and good vibes.