Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons was one of the best pro surfers of his generation. He passed away on November 2, 2010.

The athlete from Kauai left our world when he was only 32, but his memory and waves will live in the minds and hearts of millions of surfing fans.

Let's remember his infectious smile and his unique competitive style. Take a look at some of the photos that mark Andy Irons' career.

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

Andy Irons (1978-2010)

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