Bing Copeland

Kenny Tilton

by Thomas Takao on July 27, 2013 · 1 comment

Kenny Tilton grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and first started surfing Waikiki in the early 1950’s. First on a redwood surfboard then moved on to a balsa surfboard. Waikiki during the 1950’s was changing and it was fun to be a surfer. Back then, local Beach Boys would watch over them [click to continue]

Malcolm Campbell

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 31, 2013 · 14 comments

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Malcolm Campbell is a legendary shaper/surfer who, together with his brother Duncan, created the first functional three fin surfboard – 10 years before Simon Anderson’s Thruster design. The Campbell Brothers, part of the emerging Shortboard Revolution ignited by the Australians, conspired together in their father’s garage on a futuristic, hydrodynamic system they coined the “Bonzer.” This design would give greater speed and control on a wave than a single or twin finned surfboard. Today, Malcolm believes that the performance potential of the Bonzer has yet to be realized. We spoke with Malcolm to learn more. [click to continue]

Bing Surfboards Book

by The Editors on March 31, 2012 · 0 comments

This book is about my life, my surfboard company, and the surfboards I made in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Full of great stories, photos and memories of this wonderful period in the design evolution of the surfboard and surfing culture.” – Bing Copeland. 9 by 11 inches in size (coffee table style book) and 192 pages long. Featuring over 100 photographs of classic Bing surfboards. A must-have for any collector, each copy autographed by Bing. Available at, and