Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of Sagas of Shred. Today we’re featuring an ad from Bing Surfboards. Bing, of course, belongs on any reasonable person’s short list of the greatest California surfboard brands. The ad featured above originally ran in Surfer Magazine in 1965.
The Bing Surfboards ad comes courtesy of Bill Robbins. Robbins was the photographer who shot the image in question. Bill is still a photographer, and you can check out his website here, and he can also be found on Instagram here.
It’s interesting that the ad specifically calls out Surf Line Hawaii as a Bing Surfboards stockist. This must have been in the early days of Surf Line Hawaii’s existence. I also love the line for Clark Foam. While Clark Foam would later become a surf industry behemoth, in the mid-1960s there was a bit more competition.
As always, thanks for reading, and check back in a week for more Sagas of Shred.