Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gerry Lopez interview the night before M2O SUP race

Gerry Lopez needs no introduction.  If anyone can be called "Zen Waterman", it's him.  We are just humble students of the master.  I was lucky enough to spend some time with Gerry on the evening before the Molokai to Oahu race.
In this interview , Gerry talks about Standup paddling, shaping, the molokai race, yoga, focus, a bad wipeout at Pipeline with out of body experience and the benefits of getting into the ocean.  This is great stuff, enjoy. 

Here is a link to pictures of Gerry's mixed team: Gerry Lopez, Edmund Pestana and Heather Jeppsen crossing the channel the day after this interview

I was lucky enough to have a great conversation with Gerry Lopez the night before the Molokai race. Gerry is a true Zen Waterman and shares some words of wisdom. I know it's long but it really is great stuff, so take the time to listen and let it all sink in.

Click here for a Molokai race recap video and more interviews

If you are interested in reading more about Gerry's interest in Yoga, read: Yoga or something like it by Gerry Lopez

and: How to Save your Surfing With Yoga
The Zen Master.  Photo: Burkard/ Surfer Magazine

Aloha, Robert Stehlik

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