Life doesn’t hold still for us. If we don’t move with it, life is just going to pass us right by. Surfing teaches us to go with the flow smoothly and live in the moment spontaneously to get the most out of the wave and out of life”

Gerry Lopez is one of surfing’s sages. The man demonstrates an inner balance only possible through complete peace with oneself. From his poise in the massive barrels of Pipeline to his grace on the mountain slopes of Oregon, Lopez clearly illustrates a deeper connection to nature than most men, and it is something truly beautiful to watch. In this lecture for St. Charles Healthcare, Lopez offers advice on how to create a meaningful life by living in the present. He uses surfing as a metaphor for the ever-changing medium of time, and he urges listeners to embrace life spontaneously as it comes.