Hawaii Surfers Surfing Past 60
Silver Surfers: Meet five surf legends who, in their 60s and 70s, still hit the beach.
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Yoga continues to be a big part of his life. “As I’ve gotten older, especially when I’m here in Bend, it’s probably the biggest part of my daily routine,” he says. He practices for two or three hours each morning, and then either teaches an afternoon class at the local yoga shala or takes someone else’s class. He also has a regular gig leading yoga and standup paddle-surfing camps at a Mexican beach resort.
Does Gerry Lopez ever entertain thoughts of someday retiring from surfing altogether? Hardly.
“Why give it up? It’s a good thing. If you got it going, keep paddling,” he says.
David Thompson is a freelance journalist who has written for HONOLULU on subjects ranging from donkeys to vog to dining tours.