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Community celebrates surfboard pioneer Bing Copeland

An 80th birthday bash for surf legend Bing Copeland took place March 26 at the Bing Surf Shop in Encinitas. Surfers, celebrities and community leaders gathered to celebrate Bing, a household name in the surf industry. Bing is the founder of Bing Surfboards, one of the best known brands of the ‘60s. Bing Surfboards produced the famous David Nuuhiwa Noserider and introduced The Bonzer with the Campbell Brothers. Bing, who grew up in Manhattan Beach in the late ‘40s and ‘50s, relocated his surfboard factory to Encinitas in 2010, which is run by seasoned surfboard shaper Matt Calvani and his wife Margaret.

For more information, visit bingsurf.com


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