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
It was a great night at Bing Surf Shop on Saturday, June 22nd! We released the latest Bing longboard model designed by Israel Preciado and Matt Calvani. Free margaritas with Suerte Tequila were flowing, as well as $5 Dinner plates full of delicious El Nopalito tacos. Movies and music were playing in the Coffee courtyard from 6pm - 9pm. Check out the video and some photos from the night. For more information about the Izzy Rider Model, click here. For now you have a chance to enter to win a Izzy Rider by purchasing a $10.00 ticket, with part of the proceeds going to TheraSurf.
Bing Rider Will Allen in a short video by Cameron Nelligan titled 'Sleeping Tacos'. Will is riding a 9'9" Bing BN Lightweight. The BN Lightweight Model is a lighter weight version of the Original Bing Noserider.