Thursday, January 8, 2009

"The Greatest shaper on the planet"

Terry Martin, "the greatest shaper on the planet" according to surfboard manufacturing legend, Hobie Alter. Many, including me, would agree.
I had the privilage of collaborating with Terry in the summer of 2006 on making this special board at the request of Billabong president, Paul Nadae. It was the live-auction center piece for the S.I.M.A. Waterman's Ball charity auction.
I built and chamberd the blank and did the custom fin and inlayed logos for this 9-0, chambered, 7-stringer, single-fin gun. Terry put the magic into it. Moonlight Glassing did the rest.
Finished weight; approximately 19 lbs. Current owner: Paul Nadae
Peter st Pierre, owner of Moonlight Glassing outside Moonbase with the 9-0 gun.
Auction proceeds which totaled approximately $500,000 went to Ocean environment protectection charities.

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