Monday, November 15, 2010

IRONS

I know not many of the guys that frequent this blog surf. Ive surfed since I was 12 and it is the other biggest passion in my life next to bikes and skating. I feel its risky "charge it" attitude goes right along with skating, splitting lanes or listening to hard sinful music. Two weeks ago the world of surfing lost a legend at a young age. Andy Irons died at 32 after a short battle with dengue fever. He was known for his aggressive style of surfing and his MANY championship battles with squeaky clean Kelly Slater. His anti-conformity attitude and style is the reason many including myself looked up to him. After taking a year off he was mounting a comeback this year on the world tour but met his end at the hands of fucking mosquito. The sport will never be the same and he will never be forgotten.

2 comments:

DAWGHOUSE said...

Well said... being from FL, I've always been behind Kelly, but always had much respect for Andy amd his brother. Andy brought back a dimension that hadn't been seen since Mark Occhilupo's heyday...

2 shovels said...

I LOVE surfing.
Its still kind of hard to believe he passed.

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