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RIP Andy Irons

Pro surfer Andy Irons passed away early Tuesday morning. As I write this the cause is unknown but the grief shown thoughout the surfing world shows what a tragic loss it is.

Websites have been flooded with messages and articles about the 3x World Champion showing he was a much respected surfer.

Personally I don’t follow much of the World Tour but after watching some videos of Andy over the past day I can safely say he was an incredible surfer.

In this video for his sponsor Billabong he gets barrelled for an insane amount of time, it’s just ridiculous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uwtqRBE4Kk

And this one is of the memorial paddle out held by the pro surfers of the world tour, many of whom considered him a brother: http://live.ripcurl.com/index.php?aid=1351 (scroll down for the video, though the article is worth a read).

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