A recent sunny day had visiting Bing Surfboards team rider Alessandro Ponzanelli and friends from Italy visiting the Bing Surf Shop. Although it’s been warm here in Encinitas back in Italy it’s quite cold. Cristina picks up a few Krotchet Kids hand knit beanies for herself and some friends back home while Cristina, Natalia and Mele discuss which Carver bike board rack to get for Cristina’s bike back in Italy. Of course Alessandro and Sebastiano were looking at boards and soon the discussion turned to the surf. Beacons up the street was looking fun so we decided to grab the water camera and head out.
The weather was perfect and the waves were playful. A building NW swell served up some fun ones for both Allessandro and Sebastiano. Cristina got in on the action splitting the peak with Sebastiano on a nice little A-frame peak that snuck through the pack.
A nice surprise to see Margaret paddle up with her big smile. Seems she was able to break away from her new baby boy Jacob and sneak in some waves. We find out that the Bing family is on the beach making a day of the sunshine. Natalia and Margaret end up sharing some waves. The surf session is turning out to be full of friends and laughter.
On the beach we find some tents adding shade for the babies, Amanda and Annabelle from Seea, Arianne, Massimo and Dan in the mix along with the Italians coming in from the surf. Brad, Adam and Matt sit back and take in the scenery seeing if it’s worth a second session. They spot Mick Rodgers getting a good one so Adam and Alessandro head back out for a few more.
Mick gets a little A-frame hang ten while Adam nabs a set out the back and draws a deep bottom turn on his new Pintail Mini. Alessandro gets in on the hang ten action on his new Bing Mr. Rodgers Model. Looks like the call to paddle back out was a good one. Soon after the winds pick up and the tide bottoms out sending everyone in.
Stoked to have our Italian friends in town to help remind us to slow it down and go for a surf. It’s always good to break away from the routine a bit and share some waves with friends. Turned out to be a nice day riding Bing Surfboards in our backyard.