Catching Up with Anna Ehrgott

April 02, 2021

Photos: @hisarahlee

Bing Surfboards Ambassador, Anna Ehrgott recently visited the big island of Hawaii, and rode her Cali Square. The Cali Square was designed to surf waves everywhere even though the name may make you think it’s only good for California.
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What are the dimensions of the Cali Square you rode in Hawaii?

The Cali Square I rode is a 9'2 x 22.625 x 2.875

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How would you say it rode overall in Hawaii?

It was great! We didn't score the best waves, but longboards made it fun.

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What would you change to make it ride better? Fin choice, narrower, shorter, longer?

A couple more inches of length would have been nice. 9'6" always feels good to me, but overall the waves were a bit small and dumpy that day so I wouldn't change anything about having a 9'4" out there that day.

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What other remote locations have you ridden the Cali Square?

I've ridden the Cali Square in Hawaii, California and Iceland. The best session I've ever had on it was a Sano-Esque beach break near the airport in Iceland one frosty morning. The waves were a little fat, but the board felt like a dream that day. One of those sessions I'll remember forever.

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Would you suggest the Cali Square to a beginner, or is it geared for someone more experienced?

I think the Cali Square would work for a surfer with less experience to someone very experienced. It feels stable and trusty under the feet, and my favorite part about it is the speed it carries into any section.

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How would you compare the Cali Square to other Bing longboard models you have ridden?

I have the Cali Square and the Silver Spoon. I keep going back and forth on which is my favorite. The Cali Square seems a little faster and more fluid, but there's nothing like the long noserides on the Silver Spoon.

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You don’t limit yourself to just riding longboards. What other Bing models do you ride?

I'm with a lot of people in loving boards in the 7' range at the moment. A 7'1" Sling Shot was my ride or die for the last 7 months in Hawaii, and I love my 6'4" Bing Dart. I'm now eyeing the Sunfish as well as a new model called the Slalom. With a longboard background I definitely tend to go for boards with more volume. Eggs and fishes are heaps of fun when the waves are broken up or a little bigger.

Where are you heading to next?

I'm itching for some warm water at the moment. Hopefully Costa Rica or Mexico with a couple friends, then hoping to get back up to Alaska the next chance I get!


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