January 29, 2015
In December of 1965, International Surfing’s cover story was “The Signature Model Era” and featured manufacturers (seated) with their top surfer-shapers. Left to right: Donald Takayama and Bing Copeland; Harold Iggy and Dewey Weber; Phil Edwards and Hobie Alter, Mike Doyle and Don Hansen; Mike Hynson and Larry Gordon. Jackets, ties and hard shoes presumably suggested a more “professional” phase in the sport and industry. Although you have to love Takayama crushing the fur coat for the shot.
This image and info taken from Chapter Four: The Swinging Mid-Sixties in the book “Bing Surfboards fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation”. Buy Now
May 17, 2023
March 15, 2023
An Interview with Christian Marcher of Progressive Surf Academy
You’d be hard pressed to find someone more stoked on surfing than our friend and local ripper Christian Marcher. Big boards, small boards, soft tops, surf mats, hand planes, you name it and this guy rides them all at a very elite level. The best part about Christian is that he is always the nicest guy in the water and he pushes the boundaries of what you think is possible on a surfboard every time he paddles out.
With over 30 years of surfing experience, Christian has built Progressive Surf Academy into one of the most well-respected surf schools anywhere on the West Coast. He and his team use a very unique approach that dives deep into ocean safety, technique, and ethics in the lineup that you don’t see anywhere else. Christian delivers a premium surf experience for all ages and has been a part of the Bing family for a few years, so we sat down to chat and learn a bit more about the man and his love for the ocean.
March 03, 2023
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