Andy Irons: still looking out for us

Andy Irons has left the world of surfing 365 days ago. The iconic Hawaiian champion lost his life on November 2, 2010, when the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico was up and running.

Pro surfers, family, friends, and the entire world surfing community were in shock. The wild rider who never lost his smile was leaving earlier.

Philip Andrew "Andy" Irons was born in Oahu, Hawaii, on July 24, 1978.

The only surfer to have won a title in every venue of the ASP World Tour passed away at only 32 years, but his legacy won't be forgotten.

Kelly Slater believes Andy Irons has pushed him forward. Irons was an inspirational opponent who even disputed harsh battles with the East Coast surfer.

After a fierce rivalry and sharp words, a mutual respect was settled forever. Andy Irons has had a fantastic surfing career and took three world surfing titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

The tears and memories are still pouring. Meanwhile, the Governor of Hawaii has declared February 13 to forever be "Andy Irons Day."

Andy Irons died a natural death. He had a cardiac arrest due to a severe blockage of the main artery of the heart.

His last waves were surfed at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, where he showed his best smiles and companionship to everyone around in Peniche.

Read the most famous Andy Irons quotes.

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