On July 24th, 1978, surf icon Andy Irons was born on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, and a great legacy began. We reflect back a few years to look at AI’s unmatched career in the video below, “Remembering Andy Irons.”
“He’s just plain ass bad, with lots of soul,” Herbie Fletcher said about Irons. Legends such as Jack McCoy, Cory Lopez, Brad Gerlach and Pat O’Connell talk about their respect and confidence in Andy’s capabilities as a professional athlete. Also hear what John John Florence had to say about Andy from a flashback interview when he was just a grom, influenced by Andy’s innovative style and persistence to do his best.
Video by Board Stories on The Surf Channel Television Network
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