Terry Martin, a legendary surfboard shaper, has passed away in Capistrano Beach after battling melanoma for two years. With a 60-year shaping career, Martin started creating boards at Hobie Surfboards factory, back in 1963, where he would produce ten planks a day.
Gary Propper, Corky Carroll, Gerry Lopez, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew and Joyce Hoffman enjoyed the touch and feel of Terry Martin, under their feet.
The North American craftsman shaped more than 80.000 surfboards during his life and he got the nickname "The Machine" for that. "I'd just go do my six in the morning, go surfing or riding, come back in the afternoon and do the other four. Then go surfing again", he told recently.
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