SURF: SHACC Opens New Exhibit,
SHACC Opens New Exhibit, “The Legacy of Bing”
This new exhibit at SHACC will be anchored by a timeline of Bing surfboards with an emphasis on original classic models.
Press Release from SHACC
SAN CLEMENTE, CA — Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) has opened its newest exhibit, “The Legacy of Bing,” which will run through May 5, 2014.
Bing Copeland is among the living legends of surfboard design and innovation. This new exhibit at SHACC will be anchored by a timeline of Bing surfboards with an emphasis on original classic models — up through the transition years. The surfboard display will culminate with a few of the latest models being produced today by shaper Matt Calvani at the Bing factory.
The exhibit will also showcase historic photos, vintage ads and other memorabilia from Bing's 55 years in the board-building business. A limited supply of Bing’s new biography, Bing Surfboards: Fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation, by Paul Holmes, will be available for purchase during the run of the exhibit. For more information call SHACC at (949) 388-0313 x0.
Bing Copeland began surfing in 1949, at age 13, at the Manhattan Beach pier with his friend Greg Noll, who was a bait boy on the end of the pier. Bing and Greg were surfing gremmies that began their friendship hanging on the railing watching the older guys surf the big heavy redwood boards. After years of surfing and shaping, Bing opened his first surf shop in 1959 with good friend Rick Stoner. The Bing factory would eventually produce up to 40 boards a day as one of the most prolific surfboard manufacturers of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Bing also attracted some great team riders, which included David Nuuhiwa, Dru Harrison, and Rolf Aurness, just to name a few.
Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, located in San Clemente, California, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed. SHACC is located at 110 Calle Iglesia in San Clemente, California.