Jeff Hakman interviewed Gerry Lopez for the December 1972 issue of SURFER Magazine. Lopez was 22 years old.
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In what ways has surfing in the Islands changed over the last five years?
The first breakthrough into a real radical high performance style of surfing was when Dick Brewer brought out his Pipeliner series [with Bing], and I guess that was back in about ’66. When California had their noseriding era, we had our Pipeliner era. And right after that came the Australians with their ...