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Beautiful Bing David Nuuhiwa Lightweight

If nothing else, Shred Sledz is here to document classic longboards when they appear on the internet. Pictured here is a 9’6″ Bing Surfboards David Nuuhiwa Lightweight Model shaped in 1967 that was listed on Craigslist. There is no shortage of beautiful and significant surfboards in the 60s, and even in that crowded…

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Bing + Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! As I am sometimes wont to do, I thought I’d point you all in the direction of a couple of sweet sleds that are currently listed for sale. Bonzer aficionado Tim Orr is selling an original 1977 Campbell Brothers Bonzer and a 1968 Bing Surfboards Minigun model. Both boards are located…

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California Gold Fall 2023 Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s officially fall, which means northwest swells and five figure price tags on Greg Noll Miki Dora “Da Cat” Models. That’s right, as the seasons change the annual California Gold Surf Auction is back, and as always, there are a bunch of really cool boards for sale. Here’s a link to…

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1968 Bing Surfboards Brochure

Greetings, Shredderz! A 1968 Bing Surfboards marketing brochure was recently sold on eBay, and it contains some incredible information about the label and the models it offered during this time. Most of this isn’t news, per se, but I thought it’d be cool to share the images online for all of us who…

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60s Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! I recently stumbled across this old Bing Surfboards ad, which has some fantastic design and copy. And if you read closely, you’ll see that it’s longtime San Diego shaper Bill Shrosbree second from right, credited as a sander.

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Dru, Dewey + Bing: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag, featuring some intriguing sleds that are all for sale as of publishing time. Keep reading for the full rundown. 6’10” Bing Mike Eaton Single Fin (Facebook) Always loved the Dave Hollander color work on these Bing models, and this one is no…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Floral Print Bing + More: Monday Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Technically speaking, the Weekend Grab Bag runs during, well, the weekend, but I’m guessing you don’t read Shred Sledz for its punctuality. One Grab Bag rule that remains inviolate is that every single board featured here is currently for sale somewhere on the internet as of publishing time. There are some…

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Bing Pintail Lightweight Hawaii Model
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Hang Ten feat. Bing Factory Team

Greetings, Shredderz! You gotta respect a clothing ad that features hard working dudes in the trenches building boards, instead of pampered pros that get paid to have fun. Here’s a wonderful 60s Hang Ten ad featuring Bing Surfboards’ factory crew. From left to right: Bing Copeland, Bennie Rabanal, Brian McGinnis and Jeffrey Prindle….

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70s Bing Bonzer Shaped by Mike Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a rad 7’6″ Bing Bonzer on Craigslist that was shaped by Mike Eaton, which I thought was worthy of a quick writeup. I’ve written up many Bing Bonzer boards over the years, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! There are a few cool things going on with this…

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