Bing Surfboard - Gun Model (1969)

Surfboards

Identifer:
S.430
Dimensions
Length: 9.4167 ft
Weight: 16 lb
This board was ordered by Duke Boyd, creator of the Bing ads (perhaps more well known as the founder of the Hang Ten clothing line). This is World Champion, Rolf Aurness' personal gun, and was ridden by Rolf in the big swell of 1969 at Makaha. Also used at Waimea Bay and in the ’69 Duke Invitational! Unique “S” deck, black pinline on lap and deck patch. Subtle “Foil” Bing shield logo only. Glass on high performance fin. He was the World Surfing Champion in 1970, but the talented goofyfoot son of the hugely popular television actor James Arness (born James Aurness, who played Marshall Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" from 1955 to 1975) seemed to vanish from the surf scene shortly after his title victory at Johanna, Australia. Aurness’ aggressive backside vertical attack and practical equipment choices made him a true consensus champion at age 18, not only because of his surfing prowess, but because of his personal humility and generally positive, upbeat nature.