“The Legacy of Bing” at SHACC

March 10, 2014

The Legacy of Bing
The Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center (SHACC) played host last Saturday, March 8th, for the opening night of “The Legacy of Bing” exhibit. The exhibit runs through the month of March so if you missed the opening celebration you still have time to visit and view the Bing exhibit. SHACC is located in San Clemente, California.

The evening allowed attendees to mingle with Bing Copeland who founded Bing surfboards in 1959. The Bing Surfboards crew was there with Matt and Margaret Calvani, Chris Del Moro, Royce Cansler and James Parry. Tom Moss was kind enough to display his awesome collection of vintage Bing Surfboards. Paul Holmes, author of “Bing Surfboards fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation”, was also there signing books and sharing his experience in working to create the book.

The highlight was Bing Copeland sharing some of the vast history he was a part of creating over the last 50+ years during his official speech. He noted how special it was to be a part of the birth of surfing and enjoying surfing trips up and down the California coast with barely a person around at all the most popular breaks of today; Rincon, Malibu, Trestles, Swamis, just to name a few. Imagine surfing these spots with a maximum crowd of three. He also briefly discussed all those he worked with to develop and expand surfboard manufacturing techniques. He was there for the births of these technologies, many of which we still use to this day. Thanks Bing Copeland for your life’s work and for sharing your history with us. Matt and Margaret Calvani proudly carry on the tradition, craftsmanship and knowledge you started.

To learn more about surfboard history purchase “Bing Surfboards fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation”

View More pics at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bing-Surfboards/360395073293

The Legacy of Bing - Opening Night







Also in Bing Surfboards Blog

Impressions Book Signing Event with Thomas Lodin at Bing Surf Shop
Impressions Book Signing Event with Thomas Lodin at Bing Surf Shop

October 16, 2019

A special guest appearance by Thomas Lodin, the photographer behind 'IMPRESSIONS', will be at Bing Surf Shop on Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 1pm signing his latest book release. Bing rider Joe Davies and friend Clovis Donizetti and others grace the pages, and from the looks of the images below, it's a gem of a book worth picking up for yourself or as a gift this holiday season!

View full article →

Bing Tour de France 2019
Bing Tour de France 2019

September 19, 2019

As part of the 60-year celebration of Bing Surfboards, Bing Copeland and Matt Calvani toured through Southwest France from September 23rd through October 3rd. Check out the photo gallery!

View full article →

Rhythm and Beat Video Featuring Dean Petty
Rhythm and Beat Video Featuring Dean Petty

September 09, 2019

Bing rider Dean Petty surfs all kinds of Bing surf designs, and this video by Tom Terrell titled, 'Rhythm and Beat' features Dean riding a Bing Pintail Lightweight and his signature Bing Bueno Life Model in cold waters in Nova Scotia. Music by Mike Trask.

 

View full article →