Bong Surfboards - 50 Years of craftsmanship and innovation
By Paul Holmes
The amazing life story of Bing Copeland and his company, and a complete review of all Bing Surfboards models and their contribution to surfboard design evolution.
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This is the story of Bing Copeland, the business he built, the colorful cast of craftsmen he employed and the visionary surfboards they made and continue to make to this day. Heres just some of what youll find in the new book Bing Surfboardsfifty years of craftsmanship and innovation by Paul Holmes, former editor of Surfer magazine and author of "Dale Velzy is Hawk," published in 2006.
Reprints of all Bing Surfboards advertising in surf magazinesa classic blast from the past. The story of the involvement of key team riders and shapers including Donald Takayama, David Nuuhiwa, Dick Brewer, Jock Sutherland, Dru Harrison, Steve Schlickenmeyer, Keith Paull, Rolf Aurness, Mike Eaton, Claude Codgen, the Campbell brothers, Peter Townend and many, many more.
Workers tales from the factory floorsome funny, some serious and some just plain crazy! Photos and detail shots of more than 60 classic Bing boards along with serial numbers, dimensions and significant elements of their design and/or construction, and the Bing Surfboards fin timeline showing the development of fin designfascinating information for collectors, surf history fans and anyone passionate about surfboards.
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