Bing Surfboards

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Bing Surfboards
Bing surfboards logo.png
Founded 1959
Location Encinitas, California
Shaper Bing Copeland
Matt Eaton
Matt Calvani (present)
Category Longboards, Shortboards

History of Bing Surfboards

Bing Surfboards was founded by Bing Copeland, who spent much of his childhood growing up next to the ocean at Manhattan Beach, California. He would regularly spend time with other fellow surfers, where they surfed between California and Hawaii.

After his round the world sail trip in 1958, Bing opened up his surf shop in 1959 with his friend Rick Stoner.The 1960s to early 1970s were the golden years for Bing Surfboards. Many shapers were brought on to the team, and during the peak of the companies existence, 40 surfboards were shaped per day (a high number considering that time period).

In the mid 1970s when declining sales took a toll with the company, Bing relocated with his family to Idaho, where Mike Eaton would be in charge of Bing Surfboards. After shaping for the organization throughout the 1980s and 1990s, a new shaper would take charge, Matt Calvani, who currently continues to shape for Bing Surfboards.

Overview of Bing Surfboards

Since Bing Surfboards was started back in the middle of the 20th century, much of the boards specialized at the time were for longboards. Therefore, majority of the types of surfboards you’ll find at Bing Surfboards are longboards. These include:

  • Levitator
  • Dear & Yonder
  • Elevator by CDM
  • Classic Pig
  • Feral Pig
  • Pork Chop
  • D. Brewer Pipeliner
  • Classic 3-Stringer
  • Original Noserider
  • BN Lightweight
  • Silver Spoon
  • Gold Standard
  • Trimulux
  • Lightweight
  • Pintail Lightweight
  • Lovebird by CDM
  • Ashley Lloyd

The rest of the boards at Bing Surfboards range from funboard size of 8’6″ to as small as 3’10” with shortboards. They include:

  • Karma
  • Maui Foil
  • OT Lotus
  • Bonzer
  • Synchronizer
  • Twin-fin Fish
  • Quad Q2
  • Quad Q4
  • Mini Simmons
  • Puck
  • Dharma
  • Swee’ Pea
  • Spork
  • Musket
  • Speed Square

See also