Dana Point, CA – Legendary shaper and surfing icon Terry Martin, who recently ended his battle with cancer and passed peacefully on Saturday May 12th, will be honored with a silent and LIVE auction and benefit at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on May 20th from 5 to 9PM. The Sport of Kings Foundation, a 501 C 3 non-profit started by agrassroots group of surfers, has organized a unique fundraising event which is bringing the entire surf community together in the efforts to help one of surfing’s most beloved individuals.
“We want to help this icon of surfing in his time of need.” says Mike Muir, an industry veteran who spearheaded the project.
Titled Terry Martin: A Body of Work from Wood to Foam, the most recent shapes of some 80,000 surfboards Terry produced over his long and illustrious career will be part of a rare silent and live auction held between 5 and 9PM.
The event will include live music by the Eliminators and the Pawn Shop Kings. The silent auction will be followed by a short film by Donald Brink and then the LIVE auction. Tickets are $50, and include a commemorative t-shirt, food by the Harbor Grill, Wahoo’s Tacos and Nalu’s Island Grill, and two drink tickets. Kona Brewing and Primo Beer are supplying the drinks.
Among the boards donated for this benefit includes a Bing Pipeliner Gun shaped by Matt Calvani of Bing Surfboards.
We were driving at night and thus had already broken one of just two rules we made before crossing the southern border. It wasn’t really our fault. A long construction delay due to recent landslides held us up for over an hour. We passed white crosses on the winding downhill, marking those who’s brakes gave way or tequila got the best of them.
Thanks to all that made it to the Boardroom Show in Del Mar, and to our Bing Surf Shop re-opening party! Lot's of good friends came out to enjoy food by Bird's Eye Kitchen and beers by Saint Archer. We also premiered the movie trailer for our 60th Anniversary documentary series filmed and edited by Bryce Lowe White. Stay tuned for our event at SHAAC in San Clemente in July and our video premiere at Oceanside Surf Museum in August!
Commemorating 60 Years of Craftsmanship, Bing Surfboards is releasing a 3 part documentary series featuring key people in the history of this iconic surf company. Bryce Lowe White is responsible for this extensive project, and to get a taste of what's to come in July, we have this trailer to get you excited. We will be showing the documentary series at SHAAC in July as well, so be sure to stay tuned for more information.