Free Surf Magazine


WINNER: Andy Irons

Four-time Vans Triple Crown winner. Three-time world champion. Pipe Master. The Top Male as voted by Hawai‘i. Andy Irons is a hometown hero turned super star who has inspired so many local surfers to chase their dreams. “Sick! This is amazing, it’s a great night,” exclaimed Irons, accepting his glass wave trophy by featured Wyland artist David Wight. “Thank you everyone for coming, thanks Billabong for sponsoring me, Kai for saving me at Sunset ‘cause I was a little tired, Kala for his good looks, my girlfriend for all her amazing support, I’d fly off the tracks without her. Don’t we live in the best place in the world? This is an amazing place and for me, coming over from Kaua‘i to surf the mecca and guys like Rabbit who broke down the door in ’78 and everyone else. I’m just privileged to be here and thank you very much. This things really heavy so I’m gonna sit down.” Andy then gave shot outs to his boys like Patacchia and Barca, sauntering off the stage with his wave trophy in hand to enjoy the after party.

(Article from Free Surf Magazine – Volume 4, #2. Read the full article at