Commissioned through the Surfers Journal in 2010, this beautifully crafted short titled “A Brief History” by Tyler Manson originally aired during our virtual film festival of 2010 and shows the beautiful life and wisdom of the late Terry Martin.
Cyrus asked Terry’s friend and shaping protege Tyler Warren to say a few words about this great man:
“Terry Martin is probably the best shaper to ever live. Considering he has hand shaped over 80,000 boards in his lifetime for people such as Gerry Lopez, Phil Edwards, Shawn Stussy, Hobie, Dale Velzy, Stewart and many more. Terry saw the evolution of the surfboard first hand through the shaping bay from wood to light foam. He could make anything and it would work, whether it was a modern shortboard or noserider. He understood water flow and what a surfboard needs to do – to make a surfer have fun. He was the Santa Claus of shaping, joyfully hand making all his toys for his children. Terry, you will be missed by many.”
-Tyler Warren May 15th, 2012
Filmed and Edited by Tyler Manson
Terry Martin 1937-2012
There will be a memorial service for Terry on Friday, May 18th at 6:30 PM at Capo Beach Calvary in Capistrano Beach, please join us to say goodbye to our beloved Terry. Your prayers for Candy, David, Josh and Johanna are greatly appreciated at this time.
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.