Dale Velzy Is Hawk Paul Holmes

ISBN: 9780970422828

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252 pages


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Dale Velzy Is Hawk  by  Paul Holmes

Dale Velzy Is Hawk by Paul Holmes
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This large-format, premium-quality 256-page, hardcover book, with more than 250 photos spanning the legendary surfboard shapers entire life and career, was written by former Surfer Magazine editor Paul Holmes after research that included hundreds ofMoreThis large-format, premium-quality 256-page, hardcover book, with more than 250 photos spanning the legendary surfboard shapers entire life and career, was written by former Surfer Magazine editor Paul Holmes after research that included hundreds of hours of interviews with Hawk himself and dozens of his friends, associates, co-workers and contemporaries.

The book is more than just the story of Velzys extraordinary and colorful life, but also that of the development of the entire surf lifestyle and industry. Dale Velzys is a story set in a time and place where a combination of climate, geography, local aerospace industry materials and Hollywoods media machine made California and surfing virtually synonymous. Velzy didnt single-handedly invent the surf lifestyle and industry, but his pioneering work as a craftsman, his charismatic personality and his knack for sales and promotions did much to establish it.

Known as Hawk, Velzy cut a colorful figure along the Southern California coast in the late 1950s when he was the worlds largest manufacturer of surfboards. With his diamond pinkie ring, big cigars and fast cars (including a gullwing Mercedes 300SL), he ran around with the Hollywood crowd and counted movie stars and moguls among his clients and friends. Velzy was the epitome of the maverick extreme boardsports entrepreneur-just 30 or 40 years ahead of his time.

Velzy led multiple lives: as a great surfer and a fearless lifeguard- as a surf lifestyle pioneer and surfboard design innovator- as an avid Western horseman, occasional working cowboy and saddle maker- as a bow-hunter and marksman- as a hot-rodder and biker- as a gregarious socializer and barbecue wizard. Surfing and the surf industry as they exist today couldnt have developed without individuals as talented, determined, and downright unconventional as Dale Velzy. Through the prism of his extraordinary life, this book shows how it happened.



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