56 minutes | Nov 18, 2019

Dick Metz- The Man Who Lived Surf History Ep.17

Legend of legends, Mr. Dick Metz. Born in 1929, raised and groomed in Laguna Beach, CA. I am pretty certain that Dick is the oldest active accomplished surf entrepreneur, surf traveler, historian, preservationist and adrenaline junkie out there. At 90 years old, I was impressed with Dick's sharp mind and ability to https://shacc.org his past. Every other sentence he would say something that popped my eyes wide open. This man has a long list of successes and experiences that make him, in my mind, a true godfather of surfing.He is probably best known for being the Co-founder of Hobie Surf Shops throughout the US, however he was and still is very much an entrepreneur and an adventurer. He managed and started many businesses throughout his life including investing in real estate. He still goes out in the ocean and the mountains for skiing or dirt bike riding.Inadvertently , he served as a surf location surf scout when his surf travels in the 50's to places like Africa helped Bruce Brown's Endless Summer Movie in regards to shoot locations.He now spends many of his hours contributing to his museum Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center. A must visit to any surf nerd or surf history buff. Check their website at https://shacc.orgTopics discussed:His beginnings in surfingArrival of fiberglassArrival of FoamGeorge FreethSurfboard Design TimelinePhil EdwardsGerry LopezLongboardingand way more....!Sponsors of this Episode:Fin-JakFind on www.Pelicansurfcraft.comuse code tupi20 for 20% discountLeashless Brewing585 E. Thompson AveVentura, CAVentura Surf Shop88 E. Thompson AveVentura, CAwww.shopvss.com
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