OC Register - Dick Metz’s global adventures helped plot the route for ‘The Endless Summer,’ years before the landmark surf film hit theaters


So Metz, a Laguna Beach surfer who was on a three-year hitchhiking adventure around the world, asked the driver where he was headed.

Cape Town, the man replied.

The ensuing middle-of-the-night decision to join the driver on his trip to Africa’s southern tip not only changed the course of Metz’s travels – but had a ripple effect that changed surf culture forever.

On Saturday, June 15, Metz will be a featured speaker at “Beyond The Horizon: 2019 Ohana Gala And Celebration of Surf Exploration” in Huntington Beach, an event put on by the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center.

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