Ol man Lopez is bewitching!
Did you know the Queen of Pipe Gerry Lopez has a river-surfing, snow-riding son called Alex?
In this episode of Weird Waves, which features the surfer Dylan Graves, who became terribly upset two weeks ago when I referenced an old interview where he spoke lightheartedly about sex games, we meet Gerry’s son in the city of Bend, Oregon, where Gerry moved in 1992.
What’s interesting about this episode is the culture that’s grown up around surfing these little stationary waves, how difficult it is and how even a natural shredder like Dylan struggles and that the flow of water in the river is controlled by human beings.
And when Alex takes Dylan home to see ol Gerry, hoo-ee, it’s bewitching.