Bing Copeland played a major role in helping surfing and the surfboard industry to become what they are today. At 13, he became fascinated while helping out at pioneer surfboard maker Dale Velzy’s workshop in Manhattan Beach. He spent the mid-’50s in the Coast Guard stationed in Hawaii and surfed the big waves of Oahu’s North Shore and Makaha. In 1958 he sailed across the Pacific and introduced modern surfboards to New Zealand. By 1960, back in Southern California, he was making surfboards commercially and his company became one of the longest-running and most progressive in the surfing world. 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 even now.

KEY: O= Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)



Board Dimensions
Length: 7′ 4″
Width: 21″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″1/2

Most recent purchase, 1967 Bing Lotus Square Tail. All original, needs to be cleaned up, but in great overall condition.   Fabric Floral with blue tint deck, wave set fin. No delam, a few minor open dings and scratches, solid with no twist. (o) 7.5 Ebay #1326 appears



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Length: 8′ 0″
Width: 19″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″1/2

Bing Slalom Hawaii Mini-Gun Model.#3204 1967.  A nice example of  what was to come for the next generation of  big wave riders who wanted speed.  This Hawaii Mini-Gun had the lines of speed, yet still had the S-Deck (dome deck) influence. Thick with knifed rails, I bet this was a speed demon.  Bitchen blue tint deck with black pine lines. Yellow tint bottom.  This board was refurbished  by Randy Rarrick.  (R) 10 Private Party Purchase



Board Dimensions
Length: 9′ 4″
Width: 22″ 3/4
Thickness: 2″3/4

A true gem!!  Sorry for the Grass  Shots,  – going green!  A Bing David Nuuhiwa Lightweight Tiger Strip in all original condition.  No Redo Here!  Step nose, resin overlap stripes with resin pin line, light green tint deck and wave set fin box. Very clean with some minor usage over the years.  1967-8,  Numbered 10643.  The Bing David Nuuhiwa Step Deck was and still is one of Bings most popular models from the late 60’s.  Pin Tale Mike Collection.  (o) 9



Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 10″
Width: 20″ 3/8
Thickness: 2″5/8

1975 Bing Pin Tail. numbered 2082.  Clean all original, purchased from Leo Nordine Collection.  Orange tint spray deck with overlap with red resin pin line. Some heel dents, but overall great.  (o) 8.5



Board Dimensions
Length: 5′ 4″
Width: 21″
Thickness: 2″ 1/2

late 1970’s Keel Fish.  This is the only vintage keel fish that I have come across in decent condition.  Bad-Ass fiberglass fins on the tail.  Could have been used as a kneeboard as the nose has been dished.  I had the nose repaired and cleaned up, otherwise all original.   Green tint bottom, resin pin line. Classic Bing logos. Ebay purchase sleeper. (o) 7.5 



Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 0″
Width: 21″ 3/8
Thickness: 2″ 7/8

Australian Bing Foil 1969. Great example of the short board evolution design. Square diamond tail design with slight s-deck, nose rocker with cool rail resin pin lines. This board was ahead of its time.  All original (o) 8 Ebay purchase.



Board Dimensions
Length: 7′ 2″
Width: 19″ 1/2
Thickness: 3″ 1/4

Bing “Bonzer” 7’2″ 1974 (8)
The introduction of the “Bonzer” by the Campbell Brothers created quite a stir in the early 70’s. Bing Copeland recognizing a good thing, signed them on to endorse their creation through the Bing manufacturing network. While the model evolved and various creations came out of on going research and development, the first generation “Bonzer” was equipped with straight runners fins and defining concaves. This particular model is unique in that it was ordered for Hawaii with a round pin and the iconic logo of the era with a Lightning Bolt on the Yellow tint bottom. Blue spray on the deck and matching blue/yellow Bonzer template fin. An interesting example of an early generation Bonzer.



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