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.