Andy Irons Passes away

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  1. Slummies

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    bummer to hear this news this morning. anyone know ANYTHING about surfing will know of Andy Irons (HAW). true legend, 3x world champ and way to many contest victories to count. one of the only surfers to beat Slater... agh:(


    Late last night, Tuesday 2 November, the unfortunate news of the death of 3x ASP World Champion Andy Irons filtered through to Zigzag. Those rumours have now been confirmed and according to the reports it appears that Andy has died in his hotel room in Dallas, Texas while on his way back to Hawaii from Puerto Rico where he had missed his Round 1 and Round 2 heats of the Rip Curl Pro Search due to illness. Although still unconfirmed at this time, many reports have indicated that it was Dengue fever.

    Our deepest condolences go out to his pregnant wife Lyndie as well as his family and friends.

    We will be bringing you more news about Andy's passing as soon as it becomes available.

    ANDY IRONS PASSES AWAY, AGED 32 : ZIGZAG - Surfing Magazine | South African Surfing forecasts, news, photos and videos
     
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    i cant explain how shocked i am.. this is very heavy...
     
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    no way dude... this is too hectic. was so stoked for him when he won teahupoo, thought he might be on his way back up....

    too heavy. really feel for his family. what a shock...
     
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    It is very sad! His first born son is about 3 months away!
    So sad the little dude will not know is legendary father!
     
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    Awesome Vid! That barrel, around 2/3rds through, is intense!
     
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    Not lekker for his wife and unborn child. my 10yr old son is really bummed about this news. RIP ANDY!
     
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    yeah man..
     
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    Cheers to a great surfer :1:RIP Andy
     
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    its crazy, i have only ever seen him at the billabong pro in J-Bay (was privelidged to see him get a 10 point ride right infront of me) and his surfing was savage and raw..

    im 32 and i honestly dont know what to do with myself.. i can feel a huge sense of loss and i cant explain why i feel it so intensley as i have never been like a best friend of the guy or anything..

    Kuai is probably dead silent today.. and im sure so is the rest of the surfing world.

    i am actually attending a paddleout for another local surfer this morning, he died due to a battle with a tumour.

    hectic times, when people who have been so alive with life wind up dead yoiu start realising you are not as immortal you always believed you were..

    in a word

    Tragic...
     
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    the durban crew are organising a paddle-out for him today at 4h30 at new pier.
     
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    sooooooo sad and many more still to come. i feel like crying..
     
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    what a week of highs and lows one of my favourite surfers passes away and my all time faviourite clinches his 10th world title..

    stoked that he dedicated it to andy..
     
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    OMG this is insane I wish I could say its not true I am in shock right now :(
     
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