Project Wave of Optimism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ‘improving surfing’s global footprint’. Project WOO helps poor coastal communities in Latin America launch community projects to improve their quality of life. Realizing that surfing positively impacts these communities, the surfboard checkout program was created from donated surfboards to give community members access and incentives to earn the use of them. Check out the photos below of Matt and Margaret Calvani’s donation to Project WOO.
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!