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There are few images as iconic as Gerry calmly slotted on a perfect, eight-foot day at Pipeline. After redefining the art of tube riding on the North Shore of O’ahu, his focus turned to Indonesia, where he pioneered legendary spots like Uluwatu and G-Land. Now based in Oregon, he surfs, writes, shapes, and shreds powder days near his home in Bend.
Fooling Toni into marriage after 5 years as a boyfriend, 1987
Father of Alex in May, 1989
Discovering windsurfing on Maui,1980
Moved from Oahu to Upcountry Maui in 1973
Started Lightning Bolt Surfboards in 1970
Worked on Big Wednesday in 1977
Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian, 1980
Going to Australia in 1970
Going to Bali in 1974
Going to G-Land, 1976
Moving to Bend, Oregon in 1992
Joining Patagonia as a surf ambassador
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.