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The Inertia

Gerry Lopez is the smoothest surfer in the world. Not just his style—it’s the way he moves through life: languid and silky. He speaks slowly and thinks quickly. The way he surfed shaped generations of other surfers and his style at Pipeline became the benchmark for how Pipeline should be surfed.

He has led a very interesting life. Surfing, acting, shaping, snowboarding, yoga—you name it. He’s a firm believer that movement keeps you young, and he never stops moving. Occy sat down with him at the Pipe house to talk everything from surf travel to wipeouts, then got a quick yoga lesson to round things out.


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