International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Gerry Lopez
Inductee Name
Gerry Lopez
Event Year
Inductee Location
Gerry Lopez Surfboards / P.O. Box 1202 / Bend, OR 97709
Inductee Contact / p. (541)388-3403
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Gerry Lopez Surfboards
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

Few surfers develop a relationship with a wave so intimate and timeless as that of Gerry Lopez and Pipeline. His casual style, perfect timing, and absolute mastery of the tube remain unmatched. A revered shaper, he's crafted boards for surfing, big wave surfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, and snowboarding - all sports he's mastered. In the '70s, Lopez's Lightening Bolt Surfboards defined Hawaiian surfing and ushered in the shortboard revolution. He went on to pioneer surf travel in Indonesia, star in Hollywood films like Conan the Barbarian, author a collection of short stories, and become a dedicated yogi. These days, Lopez lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife and son.

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Gerry Lopez Video on the Gerry Lopez Surfboards Website

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