Andy Irons Remembered 4 Years Later

By on November 3, 2014

Social media lit up on Sunday, November 2, the four year anniversary of Andy Irons untimely death. From Instagram to Twitter to Facebook, Andy was remembered for being the great surfer and friend he was. Andy passed away on November 2, 2010 while traveling from Puerto Rico to his native Kauai, Hawaii. A layover in Dallas, TX proved to be Andy’s final stop. Within a week, paddle outs were being held all over the world, from Hawaii to Huntington Beach. Thousands paid tribiute to the greatest Hawaiian surfer ever known, and every year on November 2 we remember him all over again.

Keala Kennely wrote, “Andy… I still can’t believe you are gone. I miss you everyday. I’m so grateful that I got to grow up with you like a big brother to me. I cherish every memory. Especially moments like this of us as kids playing on the beach and in the ocean, not a worry in the world.”

Jason Magallanes wrote, “Four year ago today we lost a brother from another mother, Andy irons were a lot of things in the public eye. Best surfer in the world, three time world champ etc etc. What he was and is to me is my brother, he wore his heart on his sleeve and what I loved the most about him that there was no bullshit, he said it straight up and raw! Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him and many others that have passed on. LOVE YOU ANDY, A HUI HOU BROTHER, until we meet again.”

It wasn’t just personal friends of Andy’s who paid respects yesterday. Nearly every surf media outlet in the world made some sort of AI tribute, and will probably do so on every November 2 for the rest of time. Andy was that type of surfer. He put out that type of energy, an energy that will stay with us forever.

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