Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

Andy Irons was the King of Teahupoo. The Hawaiian surfer rode the Tahitian wave like no one.

Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

Irons won the 2010 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Right after the contest he said:

"My whole dream was to come back and just win one contest, and I've done that now. I want more."

Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

Andy Irons sadly passed away on November 2nd 2010, after contracting Dengue Fever in Aguadillar, Puerto Rico.

Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

Andy Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii

Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

He celebrated the victory in Teahupoo with an Hawaiian flag.

Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

Style and coolness shaped Irons' attitude in Tahiti.

Andy Irons: the king of Teahupoo

Deep barrels and real-time wave analysis. Andy Irons will always be remembered in Teahupoo, Tahiti.

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