Watch: The Occ-Cast with Gerry Lopez

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

With his 33rd instalment of the Occ-Cast, Occy sits opposite Gerry Lopez. Both goofyfoot Pipe Masters, the similarities end there, with Occy's monkey mind tripping over itself, and Lopez the Buddha in a trucker cap. There's two modes of thinking on show, but somehow it works.

That said, how much you enjoy this Occ-Cast will largely depend on age.

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 at 5:12pm

That was awesome. Love Gerry’s calm & thoughtful manner. Very refreshing.

Crystal Clear

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p-funk commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 at 6:10pm

Occy does a pretty good job of repeating everything Gerry says. 4/10 would not watch again.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 at 6:50pm

I think Occy does a good job on these, i like his casual relax approach but some times it works better with some guys than others, i didn't get into this one so much though, maybe it's just that Gerry is a little before my time, i do like and admire him though.

Please Stunet just give me that ignore button for Crypto (Herc, uplift or whatever other names he has used)

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 at 11:39pm

What a sweet, humble guy. That left me smiling.

I can attest to the snowboarding thing. My first love will always be surfing but carving through powder has to be a close second.

I'm sure Mr. Brokensha can agree to that one.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 at 11:42pm

Slipped a nice little plug for his wave pool in there too.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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CryptoKnight commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 at 12:14am

At the risk of going el grato... 'sweet'... ???!!!

Well, anyway, I met Mcabe, had some good chats with him. Really great guy, pretty up front and down to earth. Anyway.

When I went to indo not long after the 'sweetin' boyz, the indo's were friendly... very talkative too. They really liked McCabe, big raps on him, and his surfing. They were always talking about him, how good he was to them, how he ripped. They said some other stuff too, maybe a bit sour but!!! Sweet an sour... I like it, its gort a ring to it!! Just sayin', in a nutshell.

Brokes??? Behind the scenes, he agrees to lotsa stuff... behind the wall, over the wall... under the wall... no matter how ya cut an' paste it aye!!! In a nutshell!!!

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zenagain commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 at 1:40am

You should try it one day. Snowboarding that is. It's really fun.

Sweet dreams Uppity.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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CryptoKnight commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 at 11:39am

Nah, not for me zenny, doesn't look so much fun!!!

Just funnin' with brokes. Forget snow, its more like a hail mary!!! Even brokes woulda laughed. Unless he cried. Standing in the shed, someone turns the lights out, and in the darkness you hear, 'hey 'ave a look at these charts, every body... its a hail mary!!!' Even brokes woulda thunk... somebody turn the fuckin' lights on!!! In a nutshell!!!

No with all that's going on, how can you sleep zenny. In a nutshell, every day its positively another surfee dilemma!!! At least put a leash on it!!?? Now bloody slattso and diffs are going off their rockers... again!!!

But, well, anyway if sweets is ya thing zenny, here ya go!!!

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zenagain commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 at 11:48am

I'm more of an ice-cream man, but thanks anyway.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Elliedog commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 at 12:18pm

wow...how relaxed is this bloke. Really did set himself up in life didn't he.

Luba

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lost commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2018 at 10:02pm

Occ is a terrible interviewer but wow Mr Lopez is very impressive.

knB

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gannet commented Friday, 10 Aug 2018 at 11:06am

Check out 'Surf is where you find it'.
I'd rate it right up there with Barbarian Days

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gavin007 commented Friday, 10 Aug 2018 at 9:14pm

That was awesome. I still remember when I was a kid staring in awe at the photos of Gerry Lopez at Pipeline.

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memlasurf commented Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 at 11:10pm

Occy did a great job with the head stand. Positive fella gerry grashopper lopez and nearly 70. There is hope for the rest of the surfing population yet.

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Jamyardy commented Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 at 2:16am

That was a pretty cool interview, enjoyed it.
Occy used to do Yoga back in the 80's, when he was based out of Cronulla I think.

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farquarson commented Monday, 13 Aug 2018 at 9:21pm

I wish Occy had of asked Jerry about his trip to Cactus.

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simba commented Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 at 5:37am

I seem to have recollections how Gerry had a crew of heavies with him when he used to surf Ulus and Padang and they would clear the water for him,wish Occc would have asked him about that and maybe if he ever was on any substance....back in the day.

simba

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