Watch: There’s Still No One Who Attacks The Lip Like Andy Irons
A collection of AI’s greatest video parts, right here.
It was six years ago today, on November 2, 2010 that Andy Irons left this world for the next, and surfing lost a true original. The man was an ineffable cocktail of kindness and fury, looseness and focus, power and finesse. He brought the thunder to surfing like few ever could and we still goddamn miss him. Andy left a huge hole in the world of surfing when he departed; not just emotionally, iconically, and inspirationally. Yes, he was all those things, but he was also responsible for creating a style of surfing that made his own generation lift, and inspired the generations that followed.
During the golden age of surf cinema, Andy continually redefined how varied a video part should be. Some of the most raw, aggressive, passionate, incomparable performances he delivered became the marquee events in Taylor Steele’s films. So, six years on from The Champ’s departure, we remember him through that which is so very memorable: Six of his best video parts.
(Above: Momentum: Under The Influence, Taylor Steele, 2001)
To get lost in a vortex of nostalgia, head over to the Netflix of action sports, Garage Entertainment, who provided us with these clips.
Stranger Than Fiction
(Taylor Steele, 2008)
(Taylor Steele, 2006)
Hit And Run
(Taylor Steele, 2000)
(Taylor Steele, 2003)
(Taylor Steele, 2005)
And finally, here's a little something extra that your pals at Stab put together last year, five years on from Andy's death...
Thank You, Andy
(Mike Pagan, 2015)