This is an interview from 2012 with Gerry ‘Pipeline’ Lopez, Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell on why SUP has grown and continues to grow in popularity. Interesting to hear the origins of our awesome sport and where they think the sport will grow. Gerry hits the nail on the head with the accessibility issue. Only last week I took a 73 year old out flat water SUP’ing. Yet we see guys like Kai, Mo and the Vaz brothers doing absolutely ridiculous things in the surf and on race boards. Here at SUP Tonic Mag we are really excited about where we are going as a sport.