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Gerry Lopez

Gerry Lopez

There are few images as iconic as Gerry Lopez calmly slotted on a perfect, eight-foot day at Pipeline. After redefining the art of tube riding on the North Shore of O’ahu, his focus turned to Indonesia, where he pioneered legendary spots like Uluwatu and G-Land. Now based in Oregon, he surfs, writes, shapes, and shreds powder days near his home in Bend.

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Photo: Dana Edmunds

The More Things Change: Gerry Lopez’s Uluwatu Talk Story

Jan 31, 2017 January 31, 2017

Gerry Lopez first surfed Uluwatu in 1974. The fabled Balinese wave was pristine, magical and empty (more on that below). Forty years later, he returned to host a yoga retreat, get a few waves between classes and help preserve Uluwatu for future generations. In this short film, Gerry uses… Read More

Gerry Lopez and Jock Sutherland – Talkin’ Pipe Pt. 6

Gerry Lopez and Jock Sutherland – Talkin’ Pipe Pt. 6

Apr 16, 2008 April 16, 2008

The Talkin’ Pipe video series concludes with Gerry and Jock riffing on Kelly Slater and Backdoor. If you’re new to the series, visit the Talkin’ Pipe page at Patagonia.com to watch parts 1 – 5. And while you’re there, consider picking up a copy of Gerry’s new… Read More

A Big Score

A Big Score

Apr 6, 2008 April 6, 2008

by Gerry Lopez Yesterday I scored big. It was one of those rare days which left me so pumped up when it was over I knew I was going to have trouble falling asleep last night. [Editor's note: This story was originally written in November 2007] I figured… Read More

The Buddy

The Buddy

Apr 5, 2008 April 5, 2008

by Gerry Lopez Except for his rather large collection of blues records, there were not, in a material sense, a lot of other things Buddy Dumphy considered important or worthy of much thought. Even his surfboards were considered transient – tools to be used and sometimes abused –… Read More

Inside the Tube

Inside the Tube

Apr 4, 2008 April 4, 2008

by Gerry Lopez I have been asked many times what it’s like being inside a tube. My short answer is simple, “it’s great.” The long answer is quite a bit more involved. To get inside a tube long enough to have time to think about what it’s… Read More

North Shore

North Shore

Apr 3, 2008 April 3, 2008

by Gerry Lopez The telephone rang on a lazy day, there wasn’t any surf so I was just relaxing on the couch doing nothing. “Gerry, this is Randall Kleiser calling, I met you once with John Milius, and he suggested I call you. I’m making a movie about… Read More

The Demise of the Ditch

The Demise of the Ditch

Apr 2, 2008 April 2, 2008

by Gerry Lopez Since it’s gone, I guess there’s no reason to keep the secret any longer. What we had was a pretty neat surf spot almost 200 miles from the ocean. For the last three years, it’s been double top secret. Even so, like everything else in… Read More

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