The more things change: Gerry lopez's surf talk / Nathan myers

21:10 - 21:40 / Kriterion K1

the more things change: Gerry lopez's surf talk

(european premiere)

Located on the southern tip of Bali's Bukit Peninsula, the fabulous reefbreak known as Uluwatu was first revealed to the surfing world in the classic 1972 film Morning of the Earth. However exotic, Uluwatu didn't earn its reputation as the period's premier surf destination until two years later, when the perfect left met the perfect goofy-foot: Gerry Lopez.

When Gerry Lopez first surfed Uluwatu, the fabled wave was pristine, magical and empty. He returned 40 years later to find it bustling and developed. After a week of surfing and yoga, however, Gerry tapped into a spirit of place that continues to endure. 

It is obvious that a lot has changed since surfers first discovered Bali and Uluwatu in the seventies. Gerry’s message is that change is inevitable, and we should see it, accept it, live in the moment and positively guide that change. 

“Surfing is such a great metaphor for life” says Gerry, “because out in the ocean everything is moving, I mean nothing holds still for you. In the ocean everything is just in constant motion and life is really the same way. If you don’t move with it, life just passes you right by. So from surfing you learn a great and really wonderful lesson that you have to move with it, to be in the moment spontaneously and to go with the flow smoothly.”

Starring Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Dave Rastovich and many more.

Directed by Nathan Myers. 

Running time: 27 minutes.