Terry Martin passes away after battle with cancer
Terry shaped tens of thousands of boards, mostly for Hobie
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 May, 2012 : - - Just after midnight on Saturday morning May 12 our friend and mentor Terry Martin left his shell on earth and blasted into heaven. Terry passed peacefully in the wee hours of the morning, a time he often rose and headed to his shaping room to pursue his craft. There will be a memorial service for Terry on Friday, May 18th at 6:30 PM at Capo Beach Calvary in Capistrano Beach.
Terry Martin worked for Hobie Surfboards, shaping more than 70 thousand surfboards, including boards for surf legends such as Corky Carroll and Phil Edwards. He began creating surfboards out of wood in the 1950s in San Diego. Terry was renowned for his extreme efficiency, unbelievable accuracy, and amazing versatility.
On Sunday, May 20th from 5-9 PM at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point we will celebrate Terry’s life and his legacy at The Terry Martin Project event,” A Body of Work From Wood to Foam”. This event is a LIVE and silent auction fundraiser hosted by the Sport of Kings Foundation that will provide support to the Martin Family. Today is a great day to go surfing.
...Lost Surfboards' Matt Biolos remembered Terry on his Posterous blog with these words: The most venerable and, technique wise, influential production shaper in history has left us today. His shaping techniques, which he openly passed on to anyone who leaned into his bay, have been passed from shaper to shaper around the globe for almost 50 years will live on.His humble life long pursuit in perfection of craftsmanship will not be forgotten. Thanks Terry
Source: Hobie & Terry Martin Project
Tags: Terry Martin, Passages, Dana Point, Shapers