Bruce Irons has announced that he will leave the ASP World Championship Tour no matter how he finishes in the 2008 year end ratings. "I'm going back to being a freesurfer," Bruce says. "It's what I was meant to do."
  
Although this was a difficult decision, Bruce is confident that his choice to leave competition behind is the right one. "I prefer to go back to how I started my whole surfing trip, which is to go on surf trips and make videos." Volcom is 100% supportive in Bruce's decision and we're looking forward to the next step in his career.

Bio details:

Birth Date: 11/16/1979
Birth Place: Kauai
Currently Living: Hanalei, Kauai
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Years Surfing: 20 years
Stance: Regular
Sponsors: Volcom, Oakley Eyewear, Red Bull Energy Drink, DC Shoes, Body Glove Wetsuits, Da Kine JS Surfboards, Nixon Watches
Favorite Spot: Pipeline
Favorite country: French Polynesia, Tahiti
Side Tracks: Golfing and fishing
Goals: To keep enjoying my surfing career and have fun climbing to the top and being world #1
Color of choice: Red
Inspirations: Danny Way

Source: Volcom