Bing Surfboards is pleased to welcome British stylemaster and overall swell guy, James Parry, to the Bing family. We met James a few years ago at the Salinas Duct Tape Invitational and ran into him in California the following year. He’s a man of few words with a sweet disposition, and he sure rides a log right! A natural fit, he got on famously with the boys in the shop and was gracious enough to invite Bing Copeland, Matt & Margaret Calvani and Mick Rodgers to his annual Cornwall event, the Hip Wiggler Invitational last fall. We couldn’t be more amped to have James on board!
In late November, I ordered a custom Bing Sunfish. I love a good fish. They're skatey, but give you the power right under your feet. You can pick a floater, fin drift or the most locked in cutback, plus they're much better in bigger waves than most people give them credit for. I ordered it in a yellow that Jeff from the shop called "spicy mustard". It was finished just after New Years.
Congratulations to Matt Calvani, Bing's Master Shaper for winning the Florida Shape Off at Surf Expo. The end goal was to replicate an iconic Dick Catri fish using a balsa blank as the canvas. Matt described the 4 hour project as a tiring but satisfying experience. Especially with taking the win. Congrats Matt!