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Dick Metz Founder and Board Member

Dick Metz, Board Member and Founder of Surfing Heritage, has supplied the vision for the SHF and the initial funding. Central to the mission, Dick has donated his extensive surfboard collection, and bequeathed his estate to Surfing Heritage. Dick, who grew up in Laguna Beach as a buddy of such notables as Hobie Alter, Reynolds Yater, and Hevs McClelland, is himself a pioneering figure in our sport and industry. As the driving force behind Surfline Hawaii and the Hobie Sports retail chain, and as the traveling surfer who cross-pollinated a fledgling South African surf scene with Hobie and Gordon Clark in California, and suggested to Bruce Brown that he film for The Endless Summer in South Africa, Metz has changed the course of surf history. Now, his goal is to preserve it.

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Spencer Croul Co-Founder and Board Member

Spencer Croul, Co-Founder, Board Member of Surfing Heritage, grew up surfing in Newport Beach, California in the early 1970's, bicycling to the beach with surfboard in tow. A San Diego State University graduate in Recreation Administration Management, he earned his Associate of Arts degree at Orange Coast College after graduating from Newport Harbor High School in 1974. He worked 15 years in the private sector as a foam packaging designer and later in the family paint manufacturing business before finding and pursuing his passion as a Surf Culture Preservationist. Bringing foundation management experience to the Surfing Heritage, he also serves on the board of his family's Foundation. He has amassed his own private collection of historical surfing artifacts, and brings not only his collection to the Surfing Heritage but also his vast knowledge in surfing collectibles and surfing history. Presently residing in Newport Beach, California, he is remarried, has two children and continues to surf whenever possible.

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Glenn Brumage Board Member

Glenn Brumage, Surfing Heritage Board Member. Raised on SoCal beaches from Laguna to San Onofre, Glenn developed a deep love of surfing. His professional career has spanned Surf, Sail, and Snowsports retail, Sales and Marketing management, President and CEO at a number of Surf and Skate related companies. For 10yrs he has been driving the development of surfing in China and runs the “Silver Dragon” professional surf contest in Hangzhou every fall.
Today he consults for businesses and mentors young entrepreneurs as well as serving on the board of the trade organization the International Association of Skateboard Companies and Surfing Heritage and Culture Center. 
His connections and efforts were instrumental in convincing the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to accept artifacts that represent the positive impact surfing lifestyle has had on American history and culture as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian celebration of Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday with a traditional water, salt, and hula ceremony.
Glenn is a member of the San Onofre Surf club, surfs “The Point” regularly and is an International Surfing Association level 2 judge.