Dana Point, CA – Legendary shaper and surfing icon Terry Martin, who recently ended his battle with cancer and passed peacefully on Saturday May 12th, will be honored with a silent and LIVE auction and benefit at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on May 20th from 5 to 9PM. The Sport of Kings Foundation, a 501 C 3 non-profit started by agrassroots group of surfers, has organized a unique fundraising event which is bringing the entire surf community together in the efforts to help one of surfing’s most beloved individuals.
“We want to help this icon of surfing in his time of need.” says Mike Muir, an industry veteran who spearheaded the project.
Titled Terry Martin: A Body of Work from Wood to Foam, the most recent shapes of some 80,000 surfboards Terry produced over his long and illustrious career will be part of a rare silent and live auction held between 5 and 9PM.
The event will include live music by the Eliminators and the Pawn Shop Kings. The silent auction will be followed by a short film by Donald Brink and then the LIVE auction. Tickets are $50, and include a commemorative t-shirt, food by the Harbor Grill, Wahoo’s Tacos and Nalu’s Island Grill, and two drink tickets. Kona Brewing and Primo Beer are supplying the drinks.
Among the boards donated for this benefit includes a Bing Pipeliner Gun shaped by Matt Calvani of Bing Surfboards.
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!