Andy Irons death today came as a huge shock to me. He was my favorite surfer. I loved his competitive desire to win.
I have had the privilege of having Andy stay at my house and surf with him in front of my place when he came here to surf the OP Pro as a junior up in Huntington Beach when he was 17 years old. Andy went on to win it!
I remember when he was putting on a wetsuit in my backyard and he said, "man, this is weird having to wear a wetsuit". I asked him if he ever had to wear… Read more →