Community Celebrates Surfboard Pioneer Bing Copeland
Surf Legend’s 80th Birthday Bash Attended by Surfers, Celebrities & Community Leaders
What: 80th birthday bash for surf legend Bing Copeland. Come celebrate Bing with other surf legends, celebrates, surfers and community leaders. Bing, a household name in the surf industry, 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 the Manhattan Beach in the late 40’s and 50’s, relocated his surfboard factory to Encinitas, Calif. in 2010 which is run by seasoned surfboard shaper Matt Calvani and his wife Margaret. Bing Surfboards have since become a staple in the local North County community and economy, and has contributed a great deal to San Diego’s flourishing surf industry, including a brand new surf shop which opened its doors in Leucadia in 2013.
When: March 26, 2016, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. (VIP and media only)
7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Open to public
Where: Bing Surf Shop, 802 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA, 92024
Who: Bing Copeland, Matt & Margaret Calvani. Other surf legends, pros and celebrities will also be on hand.