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.
The seventh episode of the BING SESSIONS series features the always frothy Bing rider, Will Allen riding two custom shortboards he worked with Matt Calvani to create. A twin fin with channels / swallow tail and a Bing Spork.