A new portrait of one of the world’s most influential surfers in now available free online.
From acclaimed documentarian Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys) comes The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez, a film that lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes. Patagonia Films has just released it here:
While “Mr. Pipeline” is famously known for his calm demeanor in the tube, Gerry built his career with aggressive surfing that left behind a trail of blood and tears.
Lopez is as radical as he is Zen; he transcends categorization.
He’s one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time, an entrepreneur, a family man, a movie star and a lifelong yogi who brought surfing to new frontiers.
His influence on modern surfing is immeasurable, and for the first time, his story is being told in full. “For me, the film…like life, is about learning what it takes to move forward not backwards, accept not resist, and believe positive thoughts are much more powerful than we think,” Lopez wrote on Instagram. “Life is moment to moment, one after another, if we set an intention to live each moment to its fullest, even when we miss a few along the way…it’s a pretty good way to live.”