Here at Bing Surfboards we never shy away from a custom order, in fact, custom orders make up a good chunk of what we do around here and we embrace them with open arms. Every once in a while a really unique order comes through the factory that is unlike any other. I remember seeing this particular order when it was first submitted and having to google what a narwhal was (I’ll save you the time … the narwhal, or narwhale, is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large “tusk” from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia.). Well it’s seldom that we get to see where these special custom orders end up, but today in our email inbox we got the best letter from Meghan, the proud owner of The Narwhal. She said,
“Wow! I am so stoked! My board is amazing! I want to send a big thank you to everyone at Bing who helped make this board, you nailed it. It is a beauty in every way. The design and colors are perfect. Took it out for it’s first sesh on Sunday and it was so fun. The glide is amazing, I felt like I was flying paddling this baby. We caught some really fun waves together even in some not great conditions. I can tell I’m gonna have loads of fun with it. I love this board. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish I could give you all a big hug!”
This makes our day. We are so stoked for you Meghan! We hope you have many years of wave riding on that majestic Narwhal.
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!