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Martin, Terry


Quiet and persevering Southern California surfboard shaper, credited with making roughly 1,200 boards every year between 1963 and 2012. Martin was born (1937) and raised in San Diego County, California, began surfing at age 12, and shaped his first board—a balsa/ redwood laminate—that same year. He spent most of his long career working for Hobie Surfboards and Stewart Surfboards, and has made boards for David Nuuhiwa, Bill Hamilton, Gerry Lopez, Wayne Bartholomew, Shaun Tomson, and Mark Foo, ...