Surf is Where You Find It: The Wisdom of Waves: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Way

Surf is Where You Find It: The Wisdom of Waves: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Way

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The saying goes, "The second best thing about surfing is talking about it afterward."

Gerry Lopez, one of the most revered surfers of all time brings readers a collection of stories of harrowing waves, epic wipeouts, and heroes encountered over a lifetime on the water. From growing up in Hawaii and finding the tube in the early days at Pipeline, to pioneering legendary spots like Uluwatu and G-Land, Surf Is Where You Find It preserves memories of surf eras gone by and commemorates those who helped shape the surfing world today.

Originally published in 2008, more than 50,000 copies later, this re-launch is redesigned with new photos. Timed with the release of a new documentary, The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez, produced by equally legendary surfer and skateboarder Stacy Peralta, these 38 stories and hundreds of photos offer more Gerry than ever before.

  • About the Author

    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.

  • Endorsement

    Gerry Lopez is essentially a surfing samurai; a tube-riding and high-performance surfing pioneer, an early adopter of windsurfing, kitesurfing, tow surfing, SUP surfing, river surfing and now foil surfing. He’s done it all and he’s done it all so beautifully. —Stacy Peralta, surfer, skateboarder, member of the iconic Z Boys, and director of The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

  • Endorsement

    Gerry Lopez writes as beautifully as he bottom turns. Surf Is Where You Find It made me proud to be a surfer.—Jack Johnson, singer and surfer

  • Forewords

    Forewords by Rob Machado and The Surfer's Journal founder Steve Pezman

  • Specifications

    416 pages, printed full-color throughout; over 170 photographs; 6 1/2" X 9 1/2"

  • Publisher

    Published by Patagonia

  • Country of Origin

    Made in the USA.