Rest in Peace, Terry Martin

Terry Martin: Of the Light

On early Saturday morning May 12, dear Terry Martin peacefully went to heaven to be with the Lord.

Terry began surfing and making his first surfboards near the Cliffs in Point Loma in the 1950s. He went on to shape for Hobie for over 40 years. “My objective is to make someone happy in the water,” said Terry Martin.

Terry was an inspiring, kind man and mentor to many. He shared this scripture when we talked last. We will always remember his kind example.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,

whose confidence is in him.

8 They will be like a tree planted by the water

that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes;

its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought

and never fails to bear fruit.”

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 come to say goodbye to dear 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 will be a celebration of Terry’s life and his legacy, 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.

God bless you Terry. May you rest in God’s loving peace and grace.

Love, Cher and Steve

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4 Comments on "Rest in Peace, Terry Martin"

  1. Royce Cansler
    16/05/2012 at 8:08 am Permalink

    Thank you for your wonderful tribute to our friend and mentor Terry Martin. A most special man that touched our hearts and changed our lives, Terry’s memory and influence will live on for our lifetimes.

    God Bless you Steve and Cher

  2. pendo
    16/05/2012 at 11:23 am Permalink

    Dear Royce, thank you for your very kind note. Terry touched our hearts with his kindness, and we are so grateful to have known him.

    God bless you Royce, Aloha nui loa.

  3. Greg S
    17/05/2012 at 2:51 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the kind words about a great man. I stopped by the Dana Point shop about four months ago. Peering through the shaping bay window he noticed that I was watching and invited me inside. We spent the next 1/2 hr or so talking about his past and how he spent many days at the cliffs and even some spots he had named.
    It was just a cool time watching him shape and listening to his stories.
    I wish I knew him better but am now grateful for the time I was able to spend with him, he will truly be missed.

    Thanks Steve & Cher

  4. pendo
    21/05/2012 at 9:53 pm Permalink

    Dear Greg, Thank you for your thoughtful comment. How nice that you had a wonderful visit with Terry. You are blessed! We are thankful to know him, he touched our hearts . . . he is such a kind, inspirational man. God bless you Greg.
    Aloha nui loa.

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