Known as “Mr. Pipeline,” Hawaiian Gerry Lopez’s performances deep in the tube at the world’s most famous wave have made him a timeless icon in the surfing world for over four decades. Gerry has been at the forefront of stand up paddleboarding as both a rider and a shaper. Drawing on his decades of experience building surfboards, the hi-quality craftsmanship of Gerry’s shapes is showcased in smooth, precise, and beautiful lines.
Gerry had made early contributions to the sport of windsurfing, and notably in the surfing world through the Lightning Bolt Brand in the 1970s. He shaped his first SUP upon Laird Hamilton’s request way back when Laird was the only one doing it. Like shaping his first surfboard in 1968, Gerry discovered that his lifetime of experience shaping surfboards and intimate ocean knowledge provided for him an easy and natural transition into shaping SUPs. Gerry continues to hone his skills by perpetually paddling, surfing and shaping, expanding his quiver into several different Surftech technolgies.
Always cool, smooth, and stylish, Gerry remains one of the most iconic, admired and respected surfers of all time.