The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

While most famously known as “Mr. Pipeline” for his mastery of one of the most dangerous waves in surfing, Gerry Lopez wrestled with a profound internal conflict; his fight to become the best surfer in the world with his dedication to yoga and Buddhist teachings. Gerry’s aggressive, unscrupulous surfing was in stark contrast to his calm demeanour in the tube. And this Zelig-like quality made Gerry wholly unique. Gerry Lopez is as Zen as he is radical, and he transcends categorisation. He’s an apex predator in the surf, one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time, an entrepreneur, a family man, a movie star and a lifelong yogi. His influence on modern surfing is unmeasurable, and for the first time, his story is being told in full.

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Directed by
Stacey Peralta
Written By
Sam George and Stacey Peralta
Produced by
Stacey Peralta, Monika McClure, Jack McCoy
Gerry Lopez
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