Lifestyle Retail, The Story of The Hobie Surf Shops

is the title of author Joe Dunn’s new book. It is the story of the Hobie shops and the two principals involved, which heavily features Dick Metz who opened, owned and ran Hobie Alter Jr.’s first retail shop in Honolulu.  The book references the youths of the two men and continues through the history of the shops up to the present owners. The book is being funded by the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center and Dick Metz will organize the book’s debut. Two book signing events are planned for Autumn; one private event at the Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center in San Clemente and another for the public at the Dana Point Hobie Shop.