Spain

    Chuki with his new Bing Silver Spoon

    This is Ignacio “Chuki” Solis, from Spain.

    I’m 40 years old, married with a couple of nice kids (Ignacio Jr., 8, and Ana, 2). Live in the northern coast of Spain, in a lovely place called Asturias, with the mountains close to the seashore, very green and humid, with a mild weather, just too cold for a couple of months a year.
    I started surfing when I was 15. All my friends do the same, so I started out as a natural thing. First I rode shortboards, but when I married in ’97, my wife gave me a longboard and everything starts to change. My approach to surfing was different, and I started to try different things and different volumes. A year ago or so, the people of www.tablassurfshop.com brought a few Bings to Spain, I tried ‘em and felt in love with the boards.
    I never rode a classic longboard like my Silver Spoon before, and I have to say that it wasn’t easy at the beggining. The first sessions was all about trying to stop the board, because his inertia was amazing. It was a challenge from the beginning, but soon I discover the possibilities of the board and I just love it.
    I rode fishes before, but never something like yours. I started with the classic fish, but now I move over a quad fish, wich I think’s much more complete in all situations. The board is magic, and can handle all wave-sizes pretty good. People get crazy about “how many waves do you catch?” because his paddle ability is a plus.

    I had a blog a few moths back called http://diariodeunchurfer.blogia.com/ I run it for a couple of years, but now we team together with a couple of friends and we found www.contraola.com wich is more complete, with more photos and stuff. Sorry to say it’s only written in spanish… But take a look, it’s worth to visit sometimes.
    I do some coverage of your boards, of course; they deserve that and much more.

    Chuk says that the Gold Standard is also working good in Europe! "Photo by Clau"

    Chuki on his Bing Quad. "Photo by Clau"

     

     

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    Guess what Chuk is riding? "Photo by Clau"

     

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