January 22, 2016
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!
– Paul Nett
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.
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