Dale Velzy is Hawk. Written by former Surfer Magazine editor Paul Holmes, this photo-filled hardcover book, chronicles the life and career of legendary shaper Dale Velzy and in turn unravels the colorful beginnings of both the surf industry and lifestyle as a whole. Through hundreds of hours of interviews with Hawk, his friends, his coworkers, and associates, Holmes gives us an informative and wildly entertaining chronicle of one of surfing’s early pioneers. While many credit Velzy as the first to put his name on a surfboard, through the fascinating text and more than 250 photos you will find there is a lot more to the man that is the Hawk. This Large format book features nearly 256 photo-filled pages and a dust jacket with a colorful illustration by renowned artist Phil Roberts.