A Pipeline standout in the late 70’s and early 80’s and one of the East Coast’s finest creators of surf art, Chris Lundy grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and made his first trip to Hawaii in 1974 to surf the North Shore of Oahu. Lundy’s first wave at Backdoor Pipeline was, according to interviews, one of the best during his life.
Lundy earned one of the top spots in the Pipeline lineup until a serious injury at the famed reef had him walking with crutches for a year. He decided to attend the Art Center College of Design in Southern California, and this led to a major change in his life’s path. Although he returned to Hawaii to surf, he applied his incredible art talent to painting, landing the job to create the event poster art for the Triple Crown of Surfing every year, and for many other events as well.
As a Hawaii-based surfer/artist, Lundy created numerous large scale above-and-underwater seascapes. His artwork appeared in nearly every major surf publication including a feature in The Surfer’s Journal. His unique artistic style captured the imagination of numerous art magazine publishers who shared his unique talent and artistic vision with the world. Lundy’s work showed at many galleries and his iconic waves were commissioned by MTV for the Hawaiian “Real World” house and even graced a limited edition pair of Nike Dunks. Sadly, Lundy passed away from cancer in 2018.