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Patagonia Surf Ambassador Gerry Lopez
Patagonia Surf Ambassador Gerry Lopez

Gerry Lopez

Surfing
Hometown
Honolulu, HI
Resides
Bend, OR
Bio
There are few images as iconic as Gerry 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.
Career Highlights
  • Fooling Toni into marriage after 5 years as a boyfriend, 1987
  • Father of Alex in May, 1989
  • Discovering windsurfing on Maui,1980
  • Moved from Oahu to Upcountry Maui in 1973
  • Started Lightning Bolt Surfboards in 1970
  • Worked on Big Wednesday in 1977
  • Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian, 1980
  • Going to Australia in 1970
  • Going to Bali in 1974
  • Going to G-Land, 1976
  • Moving to Bend, Oregon in 1992
  • Joining Patagonia as a surf ambassador