Catching Up With Reilly Stone
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?
The biggest influences to my surfing are CJ Nelson, Joel Tudor, Billy Hamilton, Phil Edwards, David Nuuhiwa, and Nat Young. CJ's taught me so much, not just about surfing, but how to carry oneself as well.
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.