Spain’s Salinas Longboard Club Soaks In Some California Surf Culture
January 18, 2011
A recent issue of “3sesenta”, a Spanish surf publication, featured the Salinas Longboard Club’s visit to California this past September. The trip included a stop at the Bing & Jacobs Surfboard factory where members caught up with Matt & Margaret Calvani and then a weekend surfing the famous First Point at the Malibu Surfing Association Classic surf contest where the Spanish club made their debut, riding boards none other than Bing Surfboards!
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!