Charity auction – signed Bing longboard

The Museum of British Surfing has launched a winter fundraising appeal to help develop its programme of events and education activities.

To kick off the appeal Tony Cope has donated a stunning Bing longboard for us to auction, signed by Bing Copeland himself – the auction is live for the next 7 days on eBay – you can bid by clicking here.

You can also support our appeal by making an online donation through our website and if you’re a UK tax payer Gift Aid will automatically be added: please donate here.

60s surfing legend Tony Cope won this 10’0″ Bing 4-speed model in a Surfers Against Sewage raffle at the Museum of British Surfing’s ‘Boardroom’ movie night last month in Croyde, and he immediately donated it to us to raise funds for our Registered Charity (1131433). What an amazing thing to do, and we’re really thankful for Tony’s support for our cause. The proceeds of this auction will really help us continue our work in preserving and celebrating British surfing heritage – thank you!

Thanks also to Bing Surfboards & Bing Copeland himself, plus Adam & Tim at Trim Surfboards for providing this incredible longboard as a raffle prize in the first place. It has already helped to raise around £1,000 for our partners Surfers Against Sewage.

So onto the board – the retail price is £1,100 new – this auction starts at £650 with no reserve as it is a used board. It is a truly unique 10’0″ Bing 4-Speed Model. It is a custom order with the following details: 3/16″ bass center stringers x 2; 1/16″ bass and 3/8″ grey foam and1/16″ bass t-band stringers (7″ out); black glue; clear, cream and black rail panels; atomic Bing logo (autographed by Bing); glass-on black fin; resin leash loop. Bing actually signed the laminate so his signature appears under the glass.

Bing has been at the forefront of the surfing industry since the 1950s and has produced some of the world’s most iconic surfboards. He has now handed over the reigns to the incredibly talented Matt Calvani who created this masterpiece.