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Bing Bonzer by Mike Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another beautiful Bing Bonzer for your perusing pleasure. I have written up numerous Bing Bonzers on this humble little blog, and I’ll continue to do so as long as I keep finding ones to feature. The Bing Bonzer is not only a striking surfboard, it’s a historically significant…

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Derek Hynd on Dick Brewer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit of an anomaly. I pride myself on writing everything that appears on this humble blog, but this post, a word-for-word transcript of a Dick Brewer profile written by Derek Hynd in 1990, is an exception. I decided to transcribe this article for two reasons: first and…

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Dick Brewer
Sagas of Shred

Body Glove Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m on the road at a landlocked and undisclosed location, which means that instead of the usual fresh scans, this week’s Sagas of Shred is sourced from the deepest reaches of the internet. Featured here is a Body Glove ad from 1970. I actually pulled the pic from the excellent Harbour…

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Clipz

Think Bing: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some of the finer surf videos I’ve enjoyed lately. “Think Bing” is a neat video series Bing Surfboards produced last year to commemorate the storied brand’s sixty year anniversary. It’s a multi-part series, so make sure you check out Part II and Part III, which can all be found…

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Think Bing
Sagas of Shred

Happy Holidays: Bing Surfboards

Happy Holidays to you and yours! This ad comes courtesy of the excellent Classic Bing Surfboards group on Facebook. As a bonus, it was shared there by Bing Copeland himself. Sagas of Shred will be returning to its regularly scheduled scans starting next week. As always, thanks for reading.

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Sagas of Shred

Bing David Nuuhiwa Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, it’s Thursday night, and yes, we are here to give you some more vintage surf ad goodness! Sadly, there won’t be any fresh scans of ads for the rest of the year, so I am forced to resort to digging up some goodies available online. Today’s Bing Surfboards David Nuuhiwa…

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Mike Eaton Bing Bonzer with Glenn Vitalis Airbrush

Greetings, Shredderz! I think we can all agree that one of life’s great pleasures is the feeling that comes along with finally getting to the bottom of a particularly frustrating mystery. Some of you may remember an Eaton-shaped Bing Bonzer I recently wrote up featuring a stunning airbrush by a mystery artist. Well,…

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Quivers of Distinction

Quivers of Distinction: Mike from Maui

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another edition of Quivers of Distinction. This series features some rad quivers from individual collectors who were kind enough to share pics and info with yours truly. Today quiver belongs to Mike Essner from Maui, who has built up a sweet selection of Bing surfboards over the years. Check…

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The Boardroom Show / California Gold Surf Auction 2019

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s that time of year again: the Boardroom Show is almost upon us. For those of you unfamiliar, the Boardroom Show is an annual event that showcases the surfboard manufacturing industry. Sadly, I won’t be in attendance this year, but I’ll be keeping a close eye on the proceedings. While there’s…

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Hot Buttered Surfboards Terry Fitzgerald California Gold Logo

Bing David Nuuhiwa Lightweight Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a relatively short one. Don’t worry, we’ve got some more in-depth stuff in the works. In the meantime, though, there are some great vintage surfboards out there on the internet, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention them. Up here we have a truly classic longboard:…

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