By the early 80’s Mike Boyum had established the Blambangan Surfing Club, The worlds first surf camp. It’s fair to say that Gerry Lopez and Peter McCabe were regulars. Gerry had recently landed a role in Conan The Barbarian, in the downtime between shots he was building model planes and painting them in camouflage.

Lopez wrote to McCabe to order boards for their next G-Land trip and requested they painted in camo, they soon realised the camo reduced the glare off the boards, saving their eyes and allowing them to surf all day long, they just kept doing them after that.