Gary is nothing short of a legend in surfing. In his 60’s, he’s an accomplished big wave surfer, a sport organizer for the World Surf League Big Wave Tour, and considered a true pioneer in the use of recycled agave for surfboard design. In fact, he’s been exploring alternative materials as a shaper for over 30 years now. In 2018, he was commissioned by the WSL to collaborate with the Godfather of Surfing, Gerry Lopez, to create a trophy for the PipeMasters surfing competition, integrating recycled agave paper into this iconic masterpiece. This was presented to World Champion Surfer Gabriel Medina at last year’s contest.