Steeped in long, rich surfing and shaping history, Bing Surfboards was originally born in 1959 and through the early 1960's when a young Bing Copeland and friend Rick Stoner opened a surf shop and began building surfboards.
Influenced and mentored by surfing legends such as Dale Velzy, George Downing, Buzzy Trent and Peter Cole, Bing Copeland and his brand, Bing Surfboards, quickly grew to become one of the major surfboard manufacturers of the time.
The tides turned against large surfboard manufacturers in the late 1960's when a revolution of backyard and "no label" boards left the business reeling, despite growing popularity. In 1974, G&S took on the Bing Surfboards licence with Mike Eaton carrying the torch and extending the legacy of quality board building infused in the Bing brand through the 80's and 90's.
Then, in a chance encounter in Baja California in XX, a young Matt Calvani offered to take on the Bing Surfboards brand with a promise of extending the history of craftsmanship and innovation while still preserving the roots of this historic brand.
Today Matt Calvani brings the same dedication and passion to the brand (albeit with a modern touch) that has helped Bing Surfboards to maintain its sterling reputation as one of the world's best surfboard brands.
A smooth, balanced ride, the Bing Surfboards Bulb is a hybrid small wave shortboard design that handles bigger, more critical conditions with ease. Point it where you want it to go and it will be so! With a long standing affliction for Bing … [Read more...]
Introduction If you love to surf, chances are good that you harbor a healthy obsession for the surfers most cherished artisan toolbox – the surfboard. And what is better than one surfboard, a whole collection of surfboards! Enter the surfboard quiver. Even … [Read more...]
Editorial by Benny, words spoken by Matt Calvani Even for a seasoned shaping veteran like Matt Calvani of Bing Surfboards, the path to creating a new design is not always a straight one. Matt shares his trials and tribulations in the … [Read more...]