Gerry Lopez Collection
Gerry Lopez at Pipeline in the winter of 1980. JEFF DIVINE


“My use of camouflage on surfboards started from a functional need. In the early days at G-Land, the glare off our boards was searing our eyes. So we started painting the decks and used leaves and palm fronds as patterns. From there it evolved into an art form, but each pattern I chose for a board came from something I’d seen on airplanes, tanks or ships.

This one—the second in a series of limited edition prints—comes from a Leopard tank. It’s a particularly effective scheme that breaks up an outline and makes it more difficult to discern—a tactic that underlines the true purpose of camouflage design.” - GERRY LOPEZ

On a 4’6” Speed Square, Dave Rastovich finds refuge from the scorching sun of the Bay of Bengal. NATHAN OLDFIELD

These days you can watch a swell come to life with a few taps of your thumb, but finding out how your surf gear is made is still next to impossible. To promote transparency and support workers in our supply chain, all of our board shorts and bikinis are now made in Fair Trade Certified facilities.

It’s another world first for Patagonia, and it means that for every piece we make, we pay a premium that workers can use to elevate their standard of living. The certification also requires factories to comply with a strict set of standards for safe working conditions and environmental responsibility.

Fair Trade costs us a bit more—but we believe it’s worth every cent.

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Dave Rastovich at one of our source factories in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. JARRAH LYNCH

A Film About Lives Transformed by the Sea

Wearing an aquatic beard of wisdom earned from countless days in the sea, Dave Rastovich comes up for air at Teahupo’o, Tahiti. DONNIE HEDDEN
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Invitee: One Day the
Eddie Ran

Belinda Baggs eyes the next section at a shallow reef break in eastern Indonesia. TOMMY SCHULTZ
Dan Ross pumps through a cask of France’s finest at La Graviere. AL MACKINNON
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Our natural rubber is sourced from plantations that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. It’s helping us craft a cleaner future for the surf industry—a future based on renewable materials instead of conventional, nonrenewable neoprene. TIM DAVIS

We grow our own.

As the saying goes, begin as you wish to continue. April Vokey lands a monster on day one. ANDREW BURR
Kohl Christensen running with the beasts on one of the biggest Mavericks swells of recent years. FRED POMPERMAYER
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Patented Innovation

The biggest waves used to be called the Unridden Realm. But that term no longer applies—today’s big wave surfers are constantly redefining what’s possible in the most powerful surf the oceans can offer.

Working with our ambassadors and many of the world’s best big wave riders, our R&D team developed the PSI (Personal Surf Inflation) Vest to help increase safety in heavy waves. Supporting multiple rapid inflations and featuring a dump valve for quick deflation in the water, the PSI Vest is a pioneering, purpose-built tool for use in the most critical surf situations.

We spent over five years developing and testing the vest specifically for big wave surfing, and received a U.S. patent for its innovative technology in 2014.