CORY LOPEZ

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Nickname(s): Lopey
DOB: March 21, 1977
Sponsors: O’Neill, Rockstar Energy DrinkFreestyle Watches, Placebo/Lost, Nekton Surf Shop, Wavejet
Top 5 Bands: Jimmy Hendrix, AFI, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 12th ave Ryduz, T.I.
Favorite Surfers: Occy, AI, Freddy P, Slater
What do you do besides surf: Spend time w/ my family, Fish, Follow Pro Sports – Football, Basketball, NASCAR (Bucs, Rays, Magic, etc.)
3 Things you care about: My Family (wife Jenn, daughter Alana, son Luke, & new born baby Leila)
Last Words: Take it to the tens.

Cory’s Career Highlights

Cory on Facebook | Cory’s Facebook Fan/Athlete Page | Twitter | Instagram | Check out Cory’s covers

Cory's Sponsors


For stats, videos & cool pics, check out Cory’s Sponsor Profile & Blog Pages via the following Links:
World Travel Blog/Gulfster
| O’Neill | Rockstar Energy | Freestyle Watch | Wikipedia | Cory’s Nekton Surf Shop | WaveJet Propulsion | Lost Surfboards

 


Cory’s Latest Updates

Cory finds some "shade time" during a recent trip to a secret reef pass at an outer Caribe Archipelago... Where's Cory now...? Good guess has him somewhere south of the 39th Parallel. Maybe somewhere way south, like "Costa Rica"...??

Cory finds some “shade time” during a recent trip to a secret reef pass at an outer Caribe Archipelago… Where’s Cory now…? Good guess has him somewhere south of the 39th Parallel. Maybe somewhere way south, like “Costa Rica”…??

Cory Lopez added a new photo: “No place I’d rather be. Photo @nellysmagicmoments @oneill @freestyle_watch @rockstarenergy @onamissionsurf @wavejet @nektonsurf @inspecsusa”

Another, shall we say "Higher" perspective of that same "Reef Pass"... Stay tuned - more to come soon (including "Bird's Eye" Go Pro Video Footage!"

Another, shall we say “Higher” perspective of that same “Reef Pass”… Stay tuned – more to come soon (including “Bird’s Eye” Go Pro Video Footage!”

Cory Lopez added a new photo: “Fun waves and good friends = good times. Thanks Captain @eric_geiselman for the #drone shot. @oneill @rockstarenergy @freestyle_watch @wavejet @onamissionsurf @nektonsurf @inspecsusa”

 

Occy Laybacks, WaveJet, and more!

“Occy” Laybacks in British Columbia; Back Home in Florida Filming w/ WaveJet for upcoming episode of Bert Kreicher’s ‘Trip Flip’ on The Travel Channel  www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/trip-flip

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Cory Lopez doing best impression of a classic ‘Occy’ Layback Snap while on a recent Team O’Neill trip to Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.

From Cory Lopez’s Instagram:

“As a kid growing up my favorite surfer was and still is Occy, the guy is a legend. I remember watching the old surf movies and he would always do the sickest layback snaps. My dad use to take me to Sebastian inlet all the time. My plan was almost always to sit on second or third peak and look for lefts into the wedge to practice my Occy layback snap. Not much has changed @markocchilupo is still my favorite surfer and his layback snap is still my favorite move. Thanks Occy for all the inspiration over the years. @oneill @rockstarenergy @freestyle_watch @wavejet @nektonsurf @onamissionsurf”

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The Travel Channel’s Bert Kreicher, poses w/ Cory’s WaveJet Surfboard, flanked by @therealcorylopez & @therealtupat

Filming in Florida w/ WaveJet for upcoming episode of Bert Kreicher’s ‘Trip Flip’ on The Travel Channel  www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/trip-flip

From Cory Lopez’s Instagram:

“Had a great time yesterday filming with Bert from The Travel Channel. Weather was kinda nasty but somehow cleared just in time to film the show. @therealtupat and I got to take a family surfing on WaveJets for the first time while on their Florida vacation. The kids did great while mom & dad held their own. @wavejet @oneill @rockstarenergy @freestyle_watch @onamissionsurf @inspecsusa @nektonsurf”

Team O’Neill Trip to Canada

Team O'Neill Explores the Cold Wilds of British Columbia & the Pacific North West

Team O’Neill Explores the Cold Wilds of British Columbia & the Pacific North West

O’Neill Wetsuits & Rockstar Energy’s #gooseberryroadtrip Update…

Cory Lopez says:

“Canada was a blast! Thanks @oneill for keeping me warm and @rockstarenergy for keeping our #gooseberryroadtrip powering through those long stretches of highway. Thanks everyone else for all the support. @freestyle_watch @wavejet @onamissionsurf @nektonsurf @inspecsusa @mayhemb3_mattbiolos and thanks to our mental crew for sharing in the good times with me. @torreymeister @shaneskelton @timmyreyes @831prefontaine @nicktereen”

 

Cory’s Latest Facebook Post

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Back on the mainland after an O’Neill Team Photo Trip to surf pristine, beautiful (but cold) Tofino, British Columbia;
Cory lays down a classic “Bert” tailslide at a skatepark, somewhere in the “North Country”. What, you didn’t think the kid could skate…?

Cory Lopez added a new photo: “It’s been awhile since I rode one of these at a place like this. Stoked we made this stop. #gooseberry #roadtrip @oneill @rockstarenergy @freestyle_watch @wavejet @nektonsurf @inspecsusa @onamissionsurf @greglutzka haha I gave it a go.”

Cory Lopez inks multi-year deal with Inspecs USA

INSPECS USA SIGNS CORY LOPEZ TO MULTI-YEAR O’NEILL EYEWEAR ENDORSEMENT DEAL

Cory Lopez - wearing his new O’Neill #RAW sunglasses by Inspecs USA.  Photo: Tupat

Cory Lopez – wearing his new O’Neill #RAW sunglasses by Inspecs USA. Photo: Tupat

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March 2014 — Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

Inspecs USA, the International license holder for O’Neill Eyewear is delighted to announce the signing of long-standing O’Neill sponsored Athlete, American professional surfer Cory Lopez, as the new Global Brand Ambassador for O’Neill Eyewear. This new role extends Cory’s global affiliation with the brand from wetsuits and clothing, to now include eyewear.

Lopez expressed enthusiasm with this latest venture stating, ”As a long time O’Neill team rider I was really stoked when I heard O’Neill was launching a sunglass line with Inspecs USA. I knew right away that I wanted to be part of it. Now that I am, all I am thinking about is working with them to make the sickest pair of sunglasses on the market and you better believe we are going to use the best lenses you can find because I don’t just look at waves all the time. I’m also an avid fisherman and Captain who needs a glass that will help me see the fish when I’m out on the water”.

Inspecs USA shares this sentiment, “We are incredibly excited to work with Cory. We have faith he will be a phenomenal brand ambassador and look forward to a great long-term relationship with Cory and O’Neill,” added Vance Wright, Inspecs USA President.

Keep an eye out for Cory’s new signature O’Neill eyewear line wherever you can find O’Neill wetsuits and clothing and at finer eyewear/optical stores nationwide in 2014.

For consumers and fans of the brand alike, the new line will be an excellent addition to the O’Neill family. As Vance explains, “The new O’Neill/Cory Lopez signature models will not hold back on functionality or style. They will showcase as the best looking frames, with the latest lens technology, solid protection – and all while staying at an affordable price point.”

O’Neill was founded on a passion for surfing and Cory’s passion for riding waves is exemplified by his numerous professional accolades and a resume to back it up!

A one-time # 1 ranked surfer on the elite ASP WCT (World Championship Tour) ‘Leader Board, recipient of three consecutive X Games Gold Medals; one ISA Gold and two ISA Silvers, U.S. Open of Surfing Champion, Pipeline Masters finalist, two-time Surfer Mag ‘Guts for Glory’ winner, Billabong Pro Tahiti Champion, Surfer Mag Tube of the Year winner, and top 3 final season contender for the ASP World Title (to name a few).

Hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, Cory, along with “big brother” Shea (Lopez), 11X World Champ Kelly Slater, and the Hobgood Brothers, helped put Florida on the world surfing map. His daring exploits at places like Teahupoo Tahiti opened the door for competitive big wave tube riding in waves of consequence. In like manner, Cory is credited with helping to lead the aerial surfing charge and is still considered to be a leader and innovator of “above the wave” aerial maneuvers.

Look for an upcoming Flashpoint Feature on Cory in ‘The Surfer’s Journal’ and a ‘Surfer Mag’ story on his recent “Deep Strike Mission” to Mexico!

Cory Lopez wearing the Psycho 3 O'Neill Wetsuit http://www.oneill.com/wetsuits/products.html

Cory Lopez wearing the Psycho 3 O’Neill Wetsuit
http://www.oneill.com/wetsuits/products.html

 

Cory’s sponsorship portfolio includes: O’Neill Wetsuits, Clothing & Eyewear, Rockstar Energy Drink, Freestyle USA, WaveJet Propuslion, Mayhem Surfboards (Lost/Placebo), On-A-Mission, and Nekton Surf Shop.

Surfline Video Feature by O’Neill - Cory chases a swell, surfing up the California Coastline to the frigid waters of Santa Cruz, home of O’Neill Wetsuits.

http://www.surfline.com/video/premium-partner-video/cory-x-california_106424

Cory Lopez, O’Neill X Games ESPN “Legendary Video”

http://xgames.espn.go.com/pt-BR/video/8346169/cory-lopez-living-legend

Cory Lopez World Travel Blog: http://www.gulfster.com/corylopez/

Cory Lopez Official Fan Site: http://www.lopezbrothers.com/

O’Neill Team Profile: http://www.oneill.com/#/men/americacanada/teamriders/g.global_team%7Ccory_lopez/

 

About O’Neill (Santa Cruz CA & Netherlands)

A global innovator, Jack O’Neill invented the first neoprene wetsuit in 1952 to surf the cold waters off Santa Cruz California. O’Neill has been recognized as the #1 wetsuit brand in the world ever since. Now a global leader in wetsuits, apparel, accessories and eyewear, the brand (O’Neill International) now based in The Netherlands continues to lead in innovation. www.o’neill.com

About Inspecs USA (Bath, UK & Clearwater, Florida)

Inspecs USA is the American sector of British based Inspecs, a design and innovation-driven eyewear company. The company was established in 1988 with the mission to produce desirable eyewear with excellent value. Inspecs designs, manufactures, and markets a wide spectrum of products to appeal to a diverse customer base, from competitively priced and uniquely tailored private label programs to expertly crafted branded collections. www.inspecsusa.com

For more information on O’Neill Eyewear:

Contact Inspecs USA Marketing Manager, Mirela Parrinello: mirela@inspecsusa.com

Like Us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/InspecsUSA

Wonder what Cory Lopez has been up to lately?

Watch Cory Chase a Swell up the California Coast to the frigid waters of Santa Cruz.

Look for an upcoming Wave Jet Promo Video Featuring Cory and crew surfing and fishing a secret reef pass “somewhere” in the Caribbean. Catch a sneak peak here.

Scroll below for a preview of this and more; including Cory’s ‘Deep Strike’ Mission to Mainland Mex for an upcoming Surfer Magazine story and his upcoming ‘Flash Point’ Feature in The Surfer’s Journal. Learn about how Cory changed the world of ‘Pro Surfing’ by riding “one” solitary wave at a South Pacific Reef Pass (Surfer Magazine’s “Wave of the Century”).

…also stay tuned for the announcement of Cory’s new sunglass sponsor. We trust it will be a “familiar” name and probably not who you’re thinking.

Scroll Below for ALL this and more…