Saturday, December 31, 2011

East coast lights-up

We're coming to the end of the best week of surf I've had for at least the past 18 months thanks to Tropical Cyclone Grant that pushed some solid swell along the east coast of Australia.

On Tuesday the wind swung to the south west and the swell was rolling in from the north east. All you had to do was find a suitable southern corner and you'd find heaven.Tuesday started with 6ft+ sets rolling through and by Sunday, the first day of 2012 we had some of the best logging waves I've surfed in my home town of Lake Macquarie. Stoked. GG.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hello 2012

Just a quick thank you to everyone that supported us through 2011. We look forward to another fun year ahead. After meeting some great new friends during the year, we can't wait to see what 2012 brings us.
A magic finish to the year, with some fun waves, was given to us all on the east coast by Tropical Cyclone Grant. GG.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rocky ledge

A mate I surf with has another interest, photography. Here's a couple of snaps he took while in town a few weeks back. Don't ask me why but I've never surfed this rocky ledge, I guess that day will happen when it's ready.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Almond "Coffee-Break Commuter" Skateboards

Cameron Oden

The ultra talented Nathan Oldfield asked us to get him an Almond skatey, so we did. I also grabed a couple for stock. Deck hand shaped by Eric Maki in California, Carver C7 trucks, oak veneer ply wood with tinted stripe. Flat rocker 32" x 9" x .5"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bing Trimulux

Available as a square tail or a pintail, this model’s name says it all. This board can be ridden 2” smaller in length then most traditional single fins because of it’s relatively little rocker. Flat on the deck and the bottom with a slight blended concave, Matt keeps this model an 1/8” thinner than most of the Bing models while maintaining the board’s thickness to an eggy 50/50 rail. This gives the board extra glide and turning sensitivity as well as ample noseriding ability for it’s size. The surfer who chooses this model will get a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of board!

We've now got the Trimulux in stock in 9'2", 9'4" and 9'6". Looking forward to getting our 9'4" demo to share around.

Almond Cash-Yewwwww

The Cash-Yew is essentially a scaled-down Log Rhythm, that has been foiled into a flat, responsive midlength. Perfect for getting head dips on peaky, chest-high days. We gave the Cash-Yew some edge in the tail, so it pushes through cutbacks like a shorter board. The weight and flatter rocker make this thing a dream for getting into waves early and trimming around sections. A summer-time favorite of Dave.
Singlefin box comes standard.Recommended between 7'6 and 8'415.75 x 21 x 15 x 2 7/8

A 7'8" and a 7'11" now in stock at The Shop Next Door, Manly. Ph 02 99 77 55 69.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The new family/work wagon

Seemed to take forever too arrive but it's finally here. Still need to upgrade the suspension and a few small changes, otherwise it's all go. I was planning to have it as my daily driver but it's turned out to have a 383 stroked 350 small block, roller cam, etc, etc. Might need to buy shares in Caltex haha.

New ad in Foam Symmerty :)

Simon Perini has put together another fine ad for us once again. Check it out in volume 1, number 1 of FOAM SYMMERTY. The launch of the mag was held at The Sugarmill and it was a chance to catch up with some old friends and to meet plenty of new ones.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cyrus Sutton--The Surfer's Journal

Cyrus Sutton scored the cover of Surfers Jounral with this amazing shot from his Go-Pro that he had mounted on the end of a pole. This shot represents what logging is all about, tip time :) Well done Cy.

Redhead Beach, the last day of Spring 2011.

My mate Dave Chung has had 22 surfs this past month and this is the sunrise that greeted him this morning. Getting up early makes it worth while when you get to whitness colours like this and it's a bonus when the waves are on your side. It's a beautiful day outside.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The surf has been pretty ordinary this week so I've found a couple pics of local Bing team rider Jack Norton getting a few waves earlier in the year. The top snap was at Catho on his Bing Trimulux and the bottom one's at a reliable little bank that was hanging around Blackies this winter on his Bing Elevator.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Foam Symmerty Magazine Launch Party

Foam Symmetry Magazine Launch. Raen Sunnies & Art Park gear to give away. Gallery featuring the works of Dane Peterson, Duncan Macfarlane, Simon Perini & Matt Johnson.
The Koala Khronicles - a Film By Taylor Birdman Larison - making its Australian Debut.
You know its gonna be rad!
The Sugarmill Fine Surf Emporium
2/1329 Pittwater Rd,
Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia

Monday, November 14, 2011

Alove Clothing Movie

Found this little clip by California based clothing lable ALOVE. I enjoyed it so thought I'd share it with you all. Hope you enjoy it too.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bing Trimulux

Aussie Bing team rider Jack Norton has been riding his Trimulux the past couple of months and has given it the thumbs up. We've now got a 9'2" and a 9'6" on their way over.

From the Bing website:Available as a square tail or a pintail, this model’s name says it all. This board can be ridden 2” smaller in length then most traditional single fins because of it’s relatively little rocker. Flat on the deck and the bottom with a slight blended concave, Matt keeps this model an 1/8” thinner than most of the Bing models while maintaining the board’s thickness to an eggy 50/50 rail. This gives the board extra glide and turning sensitivity as well as ample noseriding ability for it’s size. The surfer who chooses this model will get a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of board!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Huon's custom Bing Elevator

Huon came around this morning and picked up his custom Elevator and he's pretty chuffed how it turned out. One for riding all sorts from alaias, hulls and anything else he can get under his feet and now a new log. Enjoy.

Monday, October 24, 2011

9'7" Cy's Aquatic Almond.

Dave and the guys at Almond have built us another board for OZ, a 9'7" Cy's Aquatic Almond. All the Cy models have sold before they've landed here so if you're interested you'd better put your name on it.
As seen in the film “Stoked and Broke” This is the board we developed with Cyrus Sutton for surfing Cardiff Reef. The outline is extra wide for stability and planning through sections. This pintail has a slightly tucked rail for lively turns. Step in the deck to keep it lean and mean on the nose.
Singlefin box or glass-on “Pin” fin by Gully comes standard.
Recommended between 9’2 and 9’8 18.75 x 23.5 x 16.5 x 3

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Deus Surf Swap Meet #5

When: Saturday, October 29 · 10:00am - 5:00pm Where: Deus Ex Machina Motorcycles, 98 - 104 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown, Sydney NSW 2050 Australia.
The Deus gathering of the salted is on again. A coming together of purveyors of surf culture at Deus Ex Machina, Camperdown. The details are still rolling in, but we've already got a whopping list of stalls and mongers. Marty Worthington has just been confirmed for live custom surfboard sprays, Teal Nippard will be wittling his famed wooden alaias, live airbrushing by Tony Airspeed, Andrew from Grown will be showing off his hand crafted timber surfboards and Graeme from Bing Surfboards will have all his latest foam mowers on show. Plus Jeff's collection of surf memorabilia and vintage bric-a-brac, Dan's retro surf wears, Mex's surf art, posters and groovy gear plus much, much more.
The Deus Wall Of Joy returns with pre 1990's boards up for swap or sale, bring your own sticks you want to flog - we'll barter for you while you browse.
Gold coin entry goes directly to Surfaid, helping to rebuild and support coastal communities world wide.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

7'6" Almond Joy & 7'8" Almond Cash-Yewwww

7'6" Almond Joy and a 7'8" Almond Cash-Yew heading down under. The Shop Next Door (formally Six Ounce) will have the 7'8" Cash-Yew and a 7'11" in store when they arrive.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sacred Craft stock

I saw these two boards heading for the Bing booth at the Sacred Craft expo and couldn't let them go and thought they'd be better off in Australia, so they're now on their way over. Can't wait to see them.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mic's Bing Elevator

Mic from the South Coast ordered himself a 9'0" Bing Elevator and the colour combo turned out sweet. He's formed into a bit of a Bing fan with also having a Dharma to his specs getting built right now. Might make a trip south to deliver this one and sneak in a few waves while I'm there.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Aqua tint with a white dot Dharma

Just took delivery of this little Bing Dharma. We got this one built with a tint colour to add a little bit of weight to give the board a bit of extra glide. 5'10".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bing Speed Square. 3'11" and beyond...

We just took delivery of our first Bing Speed Square and this little thing is amazing. Just like the Mach-7 we all grew up surfing on when we first hit the water but with a few key elements changed. Huge single concave under the tail and a pair of keel fins, these babies fly. This one is a 4'6" with a 4'2" getting built and a couple of 4'4" on their way over.
Click on the Youtube clip below for more details on the board.

Bing Family Tree

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cameron's Bing Levitator looks so good.

Cameron's in Bali at the moment but when he returns he'll be coming back to his new Levitator. The dark green with the white glass-on fin and white logo look so good together. Cameron's local to where I surf so I might have to apprehend it for a few waves. Enjoy...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stained Glass fins & Skegs by Rainbow Fin Co

Thought I'd post some of the stained glass fins we've got in stock at the moment. All are 1-off, hand built, one at a time.

4 D fins is stock including these 2 wood beauties, 1 stained glass and 1 clear skeg.

Lincon's 9'4" Bing Silver Spoon

Lincon wanted his new board to look old school and that's exactly what Matt delivered.
Milky white tint, red panels + black pinlines, resin leash loop, glass-on wood fin and personally signed by Bing Copeland. Bit of a keeper I'd say!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

9'7" Bing OT Pintail

I took a few snaps of our stock Bing OT Pintail to post on the blog and it just sold. Thought I'd post them anyway to show how good this board really is. Glassed with volan cloth, 5- stringer T-band (cedar + black high density foam + yellow high density foam + black high density foam + cedar), step deck with a single box. Very nice board...Enjoy Simon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bing Surfboards now on the Central Coast.

Adrift Surf on the NSW Central Coast, The Entrance are now carrying California's finest built surfboards by Bing Surfboards. Call in and say hi to the guys and run your hands over their rack of boards.

Almond apparel

A handful of quality Almond tees and trucker caps have arrived. Six styles available.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Denim blue 5'8" Bing Puck

I've been loving my 5'8" Bing Puck, it's the ultimate small wave assassin. From 5'2" to 6'6", we generally keep them in 5'6", 5'8" & 5'10" and all other sizes can be custom built.

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Matt Calvani shaped me this clean 9'4" Bing Silver Spoon for my Birthday and it had it's maiden voyage last Friday. Soooo happy with it, noserides like no other. Thanks Matt & Margaret for building me another amazing board.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Almond Handplanes

Just as essential to body surfing as fins- used to generate speed by reducing drag in the water.
Each is hand made by Gully himself in a multi-stringer setup with a linseed oil finish.
Only a handful left.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Classic Gull. MR Backdoor Pipeline 1975.

Classic Gull. Cool, caluclating and confident. MR backdoor Pipeline 1975. Love this shot.

MR today (31-07-11) now in his 50's and still surfing so well. Such a great surfer to watch even though he was on a SUP!!! Respect...

I've always been a fan of MR and being a born and bred Novocastrian myself makes me more appreciative of him.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lauren Hill and her winter waves.

Hilton Dawe shot these pics of Bing team rider Lauren Hill at The Pass, Byron Bay. Lauren's originally from Floria but now resides in the Byron Shire and spends most of her spare time sliding the great point waves around north NSW.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

7'11" mini Bing Noserider for Roberto

A custom order for Six Ounce. 5-stringer T-band, tail block, volan glass with a classy glass-on red fin and resin leash loop. Call into their shop in Manly to see for yourself how amazing this board really is, satisfaction guaranteed.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

63 Chev Impala wagon

Updated 16-08-11: Started to do a few little changes while the car's still in CA waiting for it's import approval. 1st the 17" American Racing Wheels are gone and replaced with an original set of 63 SS impala hub caps, lucky find thanks to Lincon and his Dad. Now to get the disc brake front end and power steer fitted by Dude (yep, that's his real name) and maybe the luxury of A/C.

About 10 years ago I had a neat left hand drive 57 4 door hard top Chev and we decided to sell it to start our little family. Well we're finally back at a stage where it's time for a new toy. Picked up this neat 63 Chev Impala wagon packed full of goodies. It's still in North Carolina so it could end up being an adventure in itself to get the car to California ready for shipping. Anyone keen on a road trip across the States??? Can't wait....

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Simon Perini and two mates are putting on a photography exhibition this weekend the 9th & 10th of July at the Clifton School of Art, Clifton. The doors will be open from 9am til 4pm Sat & Sun and a bit of a shindig from 5.30pm afterwards on Saturday night. I'm sure it'd be worth checking out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bing Surfboards welcomes Lauren Hill

Bing Surfboards is pleased to welcome environmental advocate, writer, and film-maker, Lauren Hill, to our team and family. Lauren is a Florida native, now living in Byron Bay, Australia where she pursues her passion for surfing, environmental science and a “thoughtful engagement with life.” In addition to being the creator of 31 Days / 31 Ways, a short-film series documenting the love and art of wave riding through a multitude of water crafts, Lauren also recently became an ambassador for Roxy. We’re delighted to have this fascinating young lady join our diverse little group and look forward to following along with her adventures! Pic by Nathan

31 Days / 31 Ways Byron Bay: March 1 Pt. 2

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Raoul @ Sandtrax.

I love the colours in this shot taken by Toby Petley, owner of Oceanstyle Longboards in West OZ of Bing team rider Raoul on his Bing NR Slim. Raoul snuck in a late surf at Sandtrax last week and had it all to himself, makes me want to head over to WA.
They both spent a couple of weeks in Java recently, I'll post of few pics and a little wrap up of their trip soon.