Gerry Lopez at Big Winds Saturday, June 9th

Come sailors, come kiters, come SUPpers, come surfers… It’s the evening we’ve all been waiting for. The fun starts at 5 pm at Big Winds’ shop. A humble surfing legend, Gerry will probably not talk about becoming Hawaii State Champ at age 14, or winning the Pipeline Masters competition in ’72 and ’73 – he really wasn’t in to contests. He may laugh about the handful of movies he was featured in.

But we hope he’ll talk about those early surfboard designs with downrailer edges, curve, foil, and rocker that made Pipeline survivable and helped Gerry change the course of the sport. Now living in Bend, Oregon, Lopez still shapes surfboards, Stand Up Paddle boards, and snowboards.

Here’s where the party is!