If you’ve ever been to Uluwatu and seen the wild scene it has become there’s no doubt you starred out at the perfect peeling left and wondered, “How must it have felt to have discovered this place and surfed it all alone with no one around?”

Well Gerry Lopez knows. He helped pioneer Bali’s premiere left 40-years ago. Gerry also didn’t have to worry much about his drinks getting spiked, death by scooter, or pollution back then.

But then again he also didn’t get to enjoy those epic Single Fin parties on Sundays. Though he probably doesn’t care as Gerry is more into powder and downward dog these days. Can’t say we blame him.


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