Thank You, Andy Irons.

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posted by James Willmott

It was five years ago that the world heard the news. Three time World Champion, devoted father, loving husband and surfing great, Andy Irons, had passed away.

It’s amazing how much Andy’s personality and surfing impacted on some of the best surfers in the world today. From his powerful turns and hacks on the most crucial of sections, to his passionate competitive rivalry, to the loving, funny and full of life times both before and after any surf, Andy’s legacy will live on and be remembered as one of the greatest surfers of all time.

To celebrate the life of the great man, our friends at Stab rounded up three of the world’s best surfers, Dane Reynolds, Noa Deane and Kolohe Andino and took them on a trip of a lifetime to the perfect breaks in the Mentawai Islands. Each equipped with AI’s boards from the past, the three surfed, felt and honoured Andy in the very waters he loved so deeply. Thank you for forever changing the sport we all love, live and breathe, Andy Irons. RIP.