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 Lopez Facebook Holiday Sweepstakes – Presented by O’Neill Eyewear

holidaypromoIn celebration of good times, “Hollow Waves” and good cheer; O’Neill Eyewear is pleased to announce the Official Cory Lopez Holiday Facebook Sweepstakes Promo!

For the next 25 days (starting on Monday November 24th) Cory’s fans will have 7 chances to win Cory’s favorite gear and swag from, O’Neill (Clothing & Eyewear), Rockstar Energy Drink, Freestyle USA (Shark Watches), On-a-Mission (OAM) and Nekton Surf Shop.

To enter and your chance to win awesome gear, from these great brands; click the following Link to Cory’s Facebook Entry Page.

Click ‘Like’ and follow the instructions to enter the promotion.


Cory Lopez & Friends Score fun Hurricane Bertha Outer Banks

“Driving up,” remembers Florida star Cory Lopez, “we knew the first day could be a little sketchy with the winds, and the second day could be really small. We rolled the dice and scored fun waves both days.”

Surfing Magazine

Six Magazine (Image 14 of 30)

07Robbie-Cory-Photo-Ruddy-19Robbie McCormick is following in Cory Lopez’s footsteps, just not literally.
Photo: Patrick Ruddy

Cory Featured In Surfing Magazine’s Monday Photos: The Best Of Corey Wilson

From Surfing Magazine

Monday Photos: The Best Of Corey Wilson

posted by  / Monday Photos / August 4, 2014

The Box is one of Corey Wilson’s favorite places to shoot. By the looks of this photo, we’d guess that it’s one of Cory Lopez’s favorite places to surf too.

Cory Lopez backdoors a cathedral. All Photos: Corey Wilson

Industry: Cory Lopez Shows Us His Motor – WaveJet SA Launch (Muizenberg)

Industry: Cory Lopez Shows Us His Motor – WaveJet SA Launch (Muizenberg)

by zigzag / posted: 24 June, 2014

It’s hard to believe there’s a jet engine in the 6’6” Cory Lopez is holding here.

01Cory1But it’s true. It’s his WaveJet and he controls the engine with a small device strapped to his wrist.

We can probably all recall a time we’ve been fighting against a strong rip trying to maintain position for an entire session and thought, “I wish my board had a motor?”. Well that’s were the idea came from, and WaveJet have been refining their gadget for a couple of years now. This has allowed them to fit a powerful little motor into the 6’6” their team rider uses to get barrelled.

01TestThis past Saturday, 20 June, WaveJet South Africa invited Cory Lopez to Cape Town to help promote their venture along our shore. The official launch of WaveJet SA started with a demo day at Muizenberg beach, which was open to the public and offered them a chance to give one of the powered boards a go.

01Cory_SurfCory Lopez was zipping all over the Berg surf on his WaveJet.

After the excitement down at the beach, the party moved indoors for the launch party at the Blue Bird Garage. An epic time was had by those who attended, and Nick Franck scored himself a complete WaveJet surfboard system valued at R50 000. His days of fighting rips are over (if he wants).

01NickNick Franck gets congratulated by Patrick Skeates and Luke Green before claiming his prize.

Check out some more photos of the demo day down at the Berg on
WaveJet have also uploaded a Facebook album full of rad moments from the after party.

01Nick2An elated Nick Franck (centre) celebrates winning his WaveJet surfboard system valued at R50 000 with the WaveJet crew at the launch party in Muizenberg on Saturday. (Left to right) Jordon Voloshin, Mike Railey, Cory Lopez, Nick Franck, Patrick Skeates and Luke Green

Nick Franck from Plumstead in Cape Town was the winner of the WaveJet surfboard system valued at R50 000 at the launch party for WaveJet South Africa attended by surfing legend Cory Lopez in Muizenberg on Saturday night.

“I’ve never won anything in my life so when my number came up I was in awe,” said an elated Franck. “I’m really stoked and looking forward to putting my new WaveJet to good use in the surf.”

The prize includes a full 7 ft Evo model WaveJet system built by Frankie Oberholzer in Durban with a WaveJet Power Pod, a Blank Pod for non-powered use, a Seatooth®-enabled Wrist Controller and a Charging Station.

After a series of raffles with prizes totalling more than R25 000, the winning ticket for the main prize was drawn by Cory Lopez, the Florida based former World No. 3 ranked surfer and three-time X-Games winner renowned for his fearless charging in big, hollow waves in Hawaii and Tahiti.

Lopez is in South Africa on a promotional tour with WaveJet inventor and CEO Mike Railey and Marketing Manager Jordon Voloshin. The trio displayed the latest product offerings, including 6’6” (two metre) surfboards manufactured with high strength carbon fibre, in the waves at Muizenberg beach on Sunday.

Their tour will take them to Jeffreys Bay later this week, where they hope to test the WaveJet designs in the legendary waves of Supertubes before moving up the coast to Durban.

For further information contact WaveJet South Africa’s Patrick Skeates at 082 824 7426 /

The WaveJet South Africa Launch Party was proudly supported by Vonzipper, Sector 9, Xcel, O’Neill, Rock Star, Xpressions on the Beach, Corner Surf Shop, FCS, Island Tribe, shift*eight VoIP, First Impressions, Long Beach Brewery and the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID).

About WaveJet:
WaveJet is a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind Personal Water Propulsion system that will change the way you interact with water. A clean, quiet, battery-powered dual jet drive, the WaveJet Power Pod is fully modular and universally sized to be interchangeably popped into any WaveJet-ready personal watercraft, including surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, fishing craft, rescue boards and more. WaveJet overcomes the traditional limitations of surfing and paddling. It puts you where the action is. Fast. WaveJet lets you break free.

WaveJet South Africa, an authorised distributor of WaveJet products in South Africa, introduced the systems to this country in September 2013.

Rentals of the WaveJet systems are available on Muizenberg beach, at Surf Shack or online at  WaveJet SUP boards can be rented from Xpressions on the Beach.

Purchases of WaveJet systems can be made at Corner Surf Shop, Xpressions on the Beach or online at

See more on WaveJet South Africa at


Shea & Cory Featured in the new SIX Magazine

Cory @ The Helm of his Dream Machine... "Blue Caribbean Dreaming"

Cory @ The Helm of his Dream Machine… “Blue Caribbean Dreaming”

Classic Cory Cuttie... "On Target"

Classic Cory Cuttie… “On Target”

Cory, adding some "color" to an otherwise colorful sea...

Cory, adding some “color” to an otherwise colorful sea…

Post Session, on-deck.... Cory's "other" home.

Post Session, on-deck…. Cory’s “other” home.

Cory always finds shade.

 Big bro Shea, showing he still has WCT form with his version of the trademark Lopez cutback. No doubt both Lopez bros could still do damage on the WCT if the opportunity presented itself. But, would they really want to trade an "empty line-up" with "good friends" for the World Tour grovel...? May not be as tough a question as one might think, having been to that rodeo for a number of years.

Big bro Shea, showing he still has WCT form with his version of the trademark Lopez cutback. No doubt both Lopez bros could still do damage on the WCT if the opportunity presented itself. But, would they really want to trade an “empty line-up” with “good friends” for the World Tour grovel…? May not be as tough a question as one might think, having been to that rodeo for a number of years.

Courtesy of the new SIX Magazine
Blue Triangle: Cory’s Dot

Cory Featured in Wave Jet Ads

Cory is featured in these Wave Jet ads currently running in Surfer Magazine