January 24, 2019
Reilly Stone is one of the youngest riders on the Bing team, but his ode to the past is prevalent in his style and the boards he rides. Whether it's locked in noserides, hacks, or cutbacks, he is definitely a standout in the lineups in Santa Cruz and abroad. Currently, Reilly and Matt Calvani are working on a new design that will sure to be a great Bing model when ready. Thanks to his dad John Stone for supplying us with all the images.
1. What are some of your favorite Bing models?
Some of my favorite models are the Bing Original Noserider, Bing Pipeliner, and the Bing Lotus.
2. You have been working with Matt on a new Bing Prototype. How is the development coming along?
It's coming along great. The board is an excellent all-round noserider with a late 60's outline.
3. Where have you traveled to recently?
I have been at home in Santa Cruz for most of the winter.
4. Are you taking any surf trips this year?
I'm headed to Noosa in February ( 2019 ). Mexico and Japan are also on the calendar.
5. Are you entering any contests this year?
I'm competing in the Noosa Festival of Surfing ( Australia ) and the Mexi Log Fest ( Mexico ).
Noseride during the Mexi Log Fest in 2018
Reilly at Lowers during the Relik Contest 20186. Who would you say has influenced your surfing style and approach the most?
7. If you could choose a time period in surfing to live in, when would it be and why?
I would want to live in the late '80s / early '90s. From what I have heard a lot of the longboard spots in Santa Cruz were pretty empty during the time.
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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