Camper Beast

Surfing With Gerry Lopez and Four Wheel Campers

Surfing legend, Gerry Lopez, shares his surfing zen and proves he’s still got it after 63 years on the water. Catch a life wave like this if you can.

Surfing Gerry Lopez Four Wheel Campers

Time for a little zen from surfing legend, Gerry Lopez. Born in Hawaii, Gerry started surfing when he was just 10 years old and was a state champion at 14. Together with Jack Shipley, Gerry was a Co-Founder of Lightning Bolt Surfboards in 1971 (at age 22). Gerry then became known as the best “tubrider” in the world winning Pipeline Masters in 1972 and 1973.

If none of that impresses you, how about his acting roles in Conan the Barbarian, North shore, and Farewell to the King – or his book, Surf Is Where You Find It. Now at age 73, Gerry is still surfing, and better than most of us would ever dream. There’s a reason Garry is a legend.

This video came to our attention because Gerry happens to use a Four Wheel Camper while camping in Baja, California. Four Wheel Campers are exceptionally popular with the West Coast surfing communities for their off-road abilities, beach camping practicality, and simple luxury in a minimalist form. Oh, and you can get a surfboard rack for the side of your rig.

Thanks to filmmaker, Grant Thompson, for an introspective glimpse into a remarkable human being and an inspiring lifestyle. Thanks to Gerry Lopez for sharing his amazing story. Not a bad way to spend 73 years.



Truck Camper Chooser
To Top