In the making of this episode, I was — to borrow a word from surf slang — “stoked” to chat with Dick Metz, who shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the evolution of surfing and the surfboard. Dick lived the history he narrates in the episode, witnessing dramatic changes not only to surfing but, more generally, to beach culture and beach fashion. In fact, we really could have made the episode just about him and his own personal journey. – Nathan Masters
Part of KCET’s Lost LA series, season three, episode three, “Beach Culture Beach Culture,” takes a dive into surfing’s past and present. Featuring interviews with SHACC’s Dick Metz and recent “Women Making Waves” honoree Joyce Hoffman, KCET descibes the episode as: “One of California’s great international exports has been its beach culture. This episode explores how surfers, bodybuilders, and acrobats taught Californians how to have fun and stay young at the beach — and how the 1966 documentary The Endless Summer shared the Southern California idea of the beach with the rest of the world.”
Read the rest of Masters’ blog post: Lost LA Field Notes: Surf’s Up!