It’s no secret musicians of all stripes have an affinity for surfing. It isn’t uncommon, for instance, to see Anthony Kiedis charging Malibu, Mike D out at Leo Carrillo, or the boys from Switchfoot down at Seaside Reef. But did you have any idea that members of one of the most influential heavy metal groups of all time also enjoy a good shred between gigs from time to time? Maybe not.
According to this edition of Vans’ Classic Tales, Wade Goodall happened upon Metallica during a trip to Costa Rica, and apparently surfed Witch’s Rock with them. Between the band’s personal masseuse and Lars’ bad attitude, the story is absolutely great.