All time Pipeline sessions from the classic 1978 North Shore season featuring Gerry Lopez. Also putting in solid performances were Rory Russell, Jackie Dunn, Shaun Tomson, Rabbit Bartholomew, Jeff Crawford, Owl Chapman and more.
Gerry Lopez is widely known as the most graceful tube-rider in the history of pro surfing. Watching Lopez is to witness his pure reverence for the wave – his fluid acceptance of its shape, speed and thrust. Through him, you could actually see the movement of the wave more clearly. He didn’t try to dominate the wave. He allowed the wave to ride through him.