COMMUNITY

November 16, 2022

By: Grey Lockwood

 

Since the opening of the first Bing shop in Leucadia in 2013, becoming a part of the local surf community has been our main goal. Over the years we’ve hosted dozens of events all centered around two things... our love for surfing and bringing the community together. Whether it’s a new board model release party, an art show, or a charitable event we have always found that keeping our gatherings open to the public and heavily attended by the local surf tribe is something you can’t put a price on. 

Well, not only was last Saturday an evening of epic proportions, but one that will go down in Bing history as absolutely unforgettable. With quite the list of cool surf edits and short films created by the talented team here at Bing, having a proper movie night to showcase them was high on our list of boxes to check off. The stage was set at the bar next door to Bing Surf Shop with the hopes of getting 65-75 people to come enjoy an evening of tacos and beer while we showed off our homegrown visual journeys with the Bing team. With doors opening at 5pm we thought most people would be fashionably late, but that was definitely not the case. 

Before we were even set up there were over 100 people frothing to find a cold beer and a good spot to watch the screen once we hit play. By the time we got to our main movie, “South of Somewhere” by Joe McGettigan, we lost count at over 300 local surfers spilling out on to the streets in hopes to be a part of the action. There’s a very famous movie quote that says, “If you build it, they will come!”. Well, we built it and literally every person we’ve ever met in Leucadia came. 

When the dust settled and the not so small bar tab was paid (thanks Margaret!), the whole community had spent a special evening together and our love for surfing was the reason. We’ve never been the biggest shop in town, but there are two things we know how to do. We build damn fine surfboards and we definitely know how to throw a party! Take a peek at some of the movies that we played below and next time clear your calendars because you know we’re gonna do this again soon!

 

 


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