The Swedish Surfing Championships were held last week in cold and windy conditions (aka. epic in Sweden) at Toro beach outside of Stockholm. Squid lids off to these hard core and dedicated surfers for standing out in wind and rain to surf and root on their friends. Amidst the grey skies and dark seas, Swede soul surfer Pontus Hailin tells me that in the quarter-finals, “there were three colorful [Bing] sisters surfing together.” Looks like a Dharma party! Taking the title for 2012 was Freddie Meadows. Get a feel for what it’s like to surf in Sweden in the video below courtesy of Nordic Surfers Magazine. Photos by Mathieu Turries.
On Sunday, August 25th, the 15th Annual Leucadia Artwalk will be happening on the 101 highway in Leucadia, CA. Bing Surf Shop is on the path, and we will be hosting a few special guests. Artist, John Van Hamersveld, the creator of the infamous artwork for the "Endless Summer" surf movie by John Severson will be hanging out with Bing Copeland at the shop all day signing autographs and kissing babies. Spend $50, and get a free Bing Surfboards 60th Anniversary Commemorative Poster!
The second premiere of Bing Surfboards 60th Anniversary documentary titled, "THINK BING" was shown on August 21st, 2019 at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA to a full house. The night was lively and full of stoke! The panel of speakers included Bing Copeland ( Founder ), Chris Del Moro ( Artist / Surfer ), Matt Calvani ( Master Shaper ), Bryce Lowe White ( Director ), and Duke Boyd ( creator of Hang Ten ). Here are some photos from the evening. Hope you can make our next showing coming up soon at Bing Surf Shop!
On Wednesday, August 21st, we will be showing THINK BING at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA. Tickets are available at surfmuseum.org or they can be purchased at the museum as well. Special guests Bing Copeland, Chris Del Moro III, Matt Calvani, Duke Boyd, and Bryce Lowe White will be speaking about the movie and their parts in creating the legacy of Bing Surfboards. We hope you can attend!