LIGHTNING BOLT ORIGINS, TRIVIA, AND A QUICKIE GERRY LOPEZ INTERVIEW

In 1969, Lopez and Bolt-cofounder Jack Shipley were both working the showroom at Surf Line Hawaii, in Honolulu. Lopez was also riding for Hansen Surfboards. In late 1969 Hansen introduced the “Lopez Series,” a diamond-tail semigun that was bolt-free. Then a few months later Hansen came out with their weird “Stratoglas” line of boards, which…