Surfer, photographer, businessman, and surf culture philanthropist, Metz has a deeply rooted presence in surfing dating back to the 1930’s growing up surfing with San Onofre legends Peanuts Larson and Hevs McClelland. Metz traveled the world surfing in the late 1950’s and played an influential role in Bruce Brown’s inspiration for The Endless Summer film. Metz went on to run the Hobie Surf Shops in the 60’s and started a few other businesses before becoming co-founder of the Surfing Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit museum and surf history research center.
Laguna Beach, 1958.
24 x 30 inches
Artwork will ship after the show, week of August 8.